Soul Awakening Activities for The New Moon Partial Eclipse in Leo

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who Am I?

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

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

Using Cards for Clarification:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

 

Using The Energies of The Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse – July 2018

 “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.” ~ Carl Jung

 

Tonight (or the early hours of Saturday morning, depending on where you live) we will be witness to the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century! Australia is particularly well positioned to see this event, and you can use this link to look up the time it will be visible from your location here.

This kind of event is sometimes known as a Blood Moon because of the refracted energy from the earth giving the moon a red glow.

The energies of this eclipse are strong and will work in your favour although they may make you feel a little uncomfortable over the next few weeks.

The main power of the eclipse is in its capacity to help you release old fears, pain, limiting behaviours and beliefs in order to live more fully from your heart. That’s a good thing! But you may find yourself feeling quite emotional and a little off-balance for a few days while this cleansing and rebirthing energy moves through your life.

If you are interested in doing some big shift and personal growth try the following activities to help you make the most of the moon’s dynamics:

Life Direction:

Charge up a crystal to use as a focus stone for meditation and journalling. Place the stone outside under the open sky overnight on the night of the eclipse. Hold the stone in your hands first, cleanse it by visualising white light running through it, and then hold the intention that this stone be used for personal clarity and life direction. Best crystals for this are clear quartz, smoky quartz, citrine, amethyst or rutilated quartz. Any configuration will be okay, including points, towers, tumbles, clusters and jewellery pieces. Then place the stone out overnight and remove when the sun is high in the sky the following day. Now the stone is charged hold it or place it nearby when you meditate and when you journal or use cards to gain clarity for your personal questions.

 

Physical healing:

Charge up a crystal to use as a focus stone for physical healing. Place the stone outside under the open sky overnight on the night of the eclipse. Hold the stone in your hands first, cleanse it by visualising white light running through it, and then hold the intention that this stone be used for physical healing, immune strengthening, pain management or any other specific issue you care to name. Feel free to charge one up for a loved one too if you want! Best crystals for this are bloodstone, carnelian, hematite, fire agate, red jasper and green jade. Any configuration will be okay, including points, towers, tumbles and jewellery pieces. Then place the stone out overnight and remove when the sun is high in the sky the following day. Now the stone is charged hold it in meditation, wear it or place in pocket, or put under your pillow when you sleep.

 

Emotional and Spiritual healing:

Charge up a crystal to use as a focus stone for meditation and journalling. Place the stone outside under the open sky overnight on the night of the eclipse. Hold the stone in your hands first, cleanse it by visualising white light running through it, and then hold the intention that this stone be used for releasing old pains, patterns and limitations and for healing emotional and spiritual wounds so that you can grow and change in positive ways. Best crystals for this are rose quartz, green aventurine, turquoise, amazonite, smoky quartz, moonstone, pearls or opal. Any configuration will be okay, including points, towers, tumbles, clusters and jewellery pieces. Then place the stone out overnight and remove when the sun is high in the sky the following day. Now the stone is charged hold it, wear it or place it nearby when you meditate and when you journal or use cards to gain clarity for your personal questions.

Moon Goddess by Josephine Wall

Questions to explore in your journal, with meditation, or using Oracle/tarot cards:

1. Start by holding your crystal if you have chosen one, and close your eyes. Allow your breathing to become calm, and let yourself relax. Then breathe in white light or draw it in through the crown chakra at the top of your head. Offer up a prayer that everything you do be for the Highest Good. Ask your Highest Self, Guides, Angels, Ancestors or God to guide you. Say or think the intention ‘Show me why I am stuck, and help me see what to do next.’

2. Open your eyes. Hold your crystal or place it beside you while you work (feel free to pick it up and hold it again if you need some energy or encouragement). Take your journal and a pen and write whatever comes, using any of the following prompts. Write your prompt into your journal and then keep writing in response to that prompt. Don’t edit yourself. Just let the words flow.

  • I’m stuck because…
  • I hate my life right now because…
  • What I really don’t like is…
  • What I really want is…
  • What do I need to tell myself right now…
  • What do I really need to know right now…
  • Who am I?
  • What do I want?
  • Where am I going?
  • What’s better for me?
  • I’d rather be doing…

3. If you’re super stuck, and nothing is coming, keep asking yourself Why? Give yourself every Why question you can think of. If you ask Why am I stuck? and then write This is stupid! ask yourself Why is this stupid? Eventually, one of the Why questions will pry free all of the feelings and thoughts and answers that are stuck within you. Why are you stuck? Why can’t you do this? Why isn’t this working? Why don’t you know? Why is this a dumb exercise? Why? Why? Why?

4. You’ll end up with words on the page. Hooray! That’s the beginning of unstuckness. Go back over what you’ve written with a highlighter or a pen in another colour where you can underline key words and phrases. Highlight anything that stands out to you.

5. Now choose one of those highlighted areas to investigate further. (This eclipse really supports diving deep.) Write the words you’ve highlighted into your journal again as a new entry, Eg: My relationship with Steve. Close your eyes again, breathe deeply and bring yourself to a place of calm. Feel your energetic team and your Higher Self ready to guide you. Fill yourself with white light and really feel into that support and connection. When you’re ready open your eyes again and pick up your oracle or tarot cards. Shuffle them, thinking about your relationship with Steve. Then choose three cards. The first card shows you where you are now. The second card shows you what the issue or limitation is. The final card shows you your opportunity or outcome. Look at the first card, and really pay attention to whatever thoughts, emotions or ideas come to you, and what the imagery of the card says to you in relation to where you are now with this situation. Then write what comes to you from looking at the card. Repeat this process for the second card, looking to understand what the issues or limitations are. Now use the final card to explore what the opportunities or outcomes can be.

Be open to situations where you may now need to find a coach, mentor or qualified therapist. Sometimes we can own and understand the problem but need help framing up a solution.

Our heart knows what it wants. Our soul can guide us. All we ever need to do is make time for that questing and connection.

As you begin to get unstuck again expect more answers, more flow and a return to inspiration. You’ve got this!

Much love, Nicole  xx

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How To Attract a Soul Mate Into Your Life

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Activity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nicole  xx

A Delicious Offer For Lovers Of Plant Wisdom from My Friend Maia Toll

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” 
John Muir

I don’t endorse people and their work lightly. But I feel very comfortable introducing you to my dear friend Maia Toll. Maia is a herbalist, teacher and wise woman. She’s also a gifted writer. Over the past few years I’ve watched as she has created and birthed a wonderful project – a book titled The Illustrated Herbiary which also comes with 36 Oracle Cards. It will be published by Storey in August this year and I’m bursting at the seams with pride and anticipation.

I’ve had the honour of reading the draft copy, and of exploring this new resource Maia has created for us. She introduces us to 36 different plants, sharing their wisdom and taking us on a journey both mystical and practical. Although Maia is my friend that makes no difference to my assessment of these cards and handbook – she has created something important, something special, something unique and so worth adding to your collection. This book and card deck will help you on your own soul journey. The illustrations, the text itself, the activities and exercises – all of them are precious and meaningful. I just love this project and I know that you will too.

Right now if you pre-order your copy Maia is offering you a free course ‘Secrets of The Illustrated Herbiary’ which will help you to increase your awareness of your energetic self, tap into your inner wisdom and forge a deeper connection with both yourself and nature. It’s a generous and special offer, and I wanted all of you to be able to take advantage of this sharing.

Want a sneak peek? Watch this short clip to get an idea of the gorgeousness inside the covers!

You can find out more about Maia and her book and cards here. Just follow the directions, pre-order and then go back to claim your free place on her course.

I look forward to sharing more of Maia’s work with you when her book launches. Meanwhile, go pre-order your copy and then dive into her bonus online course.

Love and hugs from Maia’s very proud friend, Nicole   xx

PS – don’t you just love this pic of Maia surrounded by her herbs!

Let’s Talk About What Forgiveness Really Means

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“There is great change to be experienced once you learn the power of letting go. Stop allowing anyone or anything to control, limit, repress, or discourage you from being your true self! Today is YOURS to shape – own it – break free from people and things that poison or dilute your spirit.” 
Steve Maraboli

 

The energies of this week support forgiveness, and that was what I blogged about yesterday. After which was I inundated with people messaging me to tell me they could NEVER forgive…

So today’s post is about defining forgiveness, so that perhaps you might reconsider that position.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines forgiveness below:

Definition of forgive

forgave play \fər-ˈgāv, fȯr-\; forgiven play \fər-ˈgi-vən, fȯr-\; forgiving

1: to cease to feel resentment against (an offender) : pardon 

  • forgive one’s enemies
2a : to give up resentment of or claim to requital (see requital 1) for 

  • forgive an insult
b : to grant relief from payment of 

  • forgive a debt

In the middle of a discussion on my facebook page my wise friend Amy Williams wrote

‘I looked up the definition of forgiveness a few months ago because I couldn’t get my head around it. Hearing “can you forgive me?” always made it seem to me that forgiveness was letting the other person off the emotional hook and I was amazed to read that it’s defined as being the act of not feeling bad feelings in yourself any more. It’s for you, not them.’

Forgiving doesn’t mean you approve of or condone a behaviour. Forgive doesn’t mean forget. Forgive means you take the sting out of it. You can’t change it so you stop putting energy into it. For your sake!

You let go of anger and pain and resentment and disappointment. It means that you will no longer give effort to events or people around the areas where you are now hurting. Forgiveness helps you move to a neutral place emotionally and from there you can heal and move forward. It’s not about other people, it’s about you being able to close that door and move on. And yes, sometimes that means forgiving yourself too.

If thinking about a person, situation or event still brings up rage, resentment, anger, pain, hurt, humiliation, worthlessness or any of those other lower vibration emotions, or if you still get triggered unexpectedy into those emotions it might be worth a rethink on your position on forgiveness just so you can set yourself free.

Think of it like cutting energetic cords with the past. You don’t deny or condone the events, but you disconnect yourself from that endless feedback loop of pain. The events of the past lose their power over you. Which gifts you emotional release and a new sense of freedom.

Need a Ritual to Invoke Forgiveness?

Sometimes we benefit from ritual to make the act of forgiveness more meaningful to us. Try this and see if it helps you.

  1. Gather together a candle and matches, a ceramic, metal or glass bowl, a photo or symbolic image of the person or event you wish to forgive, or the name of the event or situation written on a piece of paper.
  2. Light the candle, and stand before it for a moment with your hands in prayer pose, which activates your heart chakra.
  3. Say a small prayer or words of intention that everything you do be for the highest good of all.
  4. Take some deep, slow calming breaths.
  5. Hold the image of the person/event/named-piece-of-paper in your hands.
  6. Hold it out in front of you, muster your sincerity and say “I release you now. This no longer has energetic claim upon me. I release you with Love and Light. I forgive you. I wish you and all things well. And it is done.”
  7. Burn the paper in your fireproof bowl. As this is done visualise or imagine many tiny silver cords easily releasing from your body. Feel yourself come back into a place where the energy is yours alone.
  8. Breathe in white light until your entire body is filled with white light.Then finish by saying “I reclaim my sovereign power. It is so.”
  9. When you are ready, extinguish the candle. Feel that final link disconnect as you put out that flame. Feel the finality of your ritual.
  10. Gift yourself some quiet time for re-integration.

I hope that helps.

Thinking of you and sending much love, Nicole  xx

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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

 

 

Last One Standing

“Each young person is a poet of sorts, trying to sort out the poetics of their inner life and its relation to the great world around it. Each elder is a philosopher of sorts, trying to sort out the meanings and gleanings of a life as well as the necessary implications of the presence of death.” 
Michael Meade

Many years ago, when I was in my mid-twenties, I hosted a channelling evening at my house. My sister was there, and an Aboriginal friend of ours, her mum and another Aboriginal woman who was a school teacher, and another friend who was staying with us at the time. Me, Simone, Vynette, Leanna, Liz, Tara. Six women of varying ages, sitting in circle on our lounge room floor.

I was nervous because it was one of the first times I had channelled in public, even though they were my friends. But they were very supportive, and so I closed my eyes, settled into meditation and began…

Afterwards we shared cups of tea and a lovely supper spread around my kitchen table. Leanna always brought enough food to feed an army. It’s those Aboriginal values around family and food and love. And of course I am a country girl at heart who always has well-stocked biscuit and cake tins in case visitors arrive.

I never thought anything more of that night until months later. On a crackling international phone line a woman spoke to me from America. Unbeknownst to me Leanna had taped my channelling session and posted it to a friend. Who had shared it with another friend. Finally it had arrived at this woman’s house, a farmhouse in the mid-west, and now she was inviting me to join her group of Elders.

I was the youngest by thirty-three years.

We met by teleconference, and also in meditation. We even shared emails. It became a very important group to me, one I learned much from, and one where we did regular energetic work together for the world. Just a bunch of old people at home, working magic. I was very ill back then so I had the life of an old person too. I fit right in.

In the early hours of this morning I spoke with the last member of the group. There had been twenty-eight of us, but slowly our numbers have dwindled. Last Thursday Kaya died in her sleep. Then there was only two. I spoke with Connie this morning. She is blind now, and going into care. She has cancer too and this part of the road will be short. She is done.

I am the last one standing.

I had a little cry. A big one actually. And then I rallied. It’s my turn now. My turn to repopulate the group. This is how it always is. I was young once, and now I am aging. I have wisdom and teachings of my own to share, and I am the custodian of more that have been shared with me.

That’s the cycle of life, and I am ready.

I’ll keep you posted. Much love, Nicole  xx

 

Why You Need To Be On My March Retreat!

“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.” 
John O’Donohue

Have you always wanted to attend one of my residential retreats? This year we are offering only two, and next year we will be running just one – a Soul Sanctuary at the end of 2019 – because we will be conducting a spiritual pilgrimage in place of our regular program.

In March this year, not so far away, we are holding a wonderful retreat in Byron Bay, Australia. This retreat, Awakening to Spirituality, is a retreat designed to help you connect deeply into your own soul energy, to develop a spiritual practice that can guide and restore you, and to know yourself better through meditation, journalling and various metaphysical practices. And it is much more than just a retreat. The pre and post-course support gives you six weeks of mentoring, connection and learning.

We have two just places left. Will one of them be yours?

Awakening to Spirituality is completely suited to beginners, to those of you who have had absolutely no experience at all but who have a yearning to explore your spiritual and psychic side.

But don’t let that deter you if you are further along the spiritual path.

This is also a retreat for you if you want to take your own spiritual practice deeper. If you are wanting to expand your skills, strengthen your existing psychic and intuitive abilities, and stabilise them so that they become a normal and natural part of your everyday life. If you are waiting for your breakthrough to the next level of your ability this retreat is for you. If you don’t have a regular spiritual practice but wish that you did, this retreat will help you to create space in your life for being in that soul space easily and more often.

If you are hoping to attend my August Retreat – Advanced Channelling and Energy Techniques using Sacred Geometry – and you haven’t done any work with me before then this is also an important foundation course to get you ready for that event. (And if you are ready for this please contact Dana now to put your name on the waitlist for information as the course is already nearly full and we may not end up making a public offering on this one!)

Our March retreat will tune you up to the energies of this new energetic era and actively accelerate your personal and spiritual development. During our time together I will be immersing you in a spiritual and energetic world where you will connect with your own gifts, and be given exercises and activities for your personal level of ability, and which are tailored to your specific energetic skillset. There will be time on this retreat for you to seek clarification and guidance with me too, about your spiritual practice, your next steps in life, and your path of service to others.

My retreats are much more than just a learning environment.  They are a safe place for your Soul to evolve.  They are a coming together of like-minded people for sharing and connection, and they are a journey that will accelerate your understanding of and love for yourself and your place in the world.

Want to watch a short documentary about my retreats? Go here.

You can also read more about this retreat here and here

Highlights:

  • 6 weeks of metaphysical mentoring and guidance through our own online course and private forum
  • a 6 day residential retreat with Nicole and her team in the gorgeous Byron Bay region of Northern New South Wales, Australia
  • become balanced, connected and tuned up during our time together
  • allow us to support and mentor you every step of the way and be in the company of people who will become great friends over the course of our time together
  • connect you to your higher self, guides and angels
  • learn meditation and healing techniques
  • receive personalised coaching where necessary
  • indulge in local organic produce with our delicious bespoke catering
  • be supported with a kit of tools and crystals chosen specifically for you by Nicole, and charged up in the recent Supermoon events and eclipses, as well as stones carrying energies from previous astrological events and grids
  • everyone is welcome to apply – no matter whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner you will find what you need on this retreat
  • payment plans are always available
  • discounts available to all YOM members and previous retreat participants

Interested?  Contact us at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com for more information and an Expressions of Interest form.  Note: If you already have your Expressions of Interest and Booking form now is the time to send them in. These places won’t last.

We look forward to hearing from you!

What Previous Participants Have Said:

‘Words can not express how amazing Nicole Cody retreats are. They really do have to be experienced. This changed my life and I really appreciate the time and effort that Nicole and Dana PA put in. So much wisdom and love surrounds Nicole – I took advantage of the payment plan – so I would highly recommend going along. I made so many lovely friends and had many breakthroughs.’ – Amanda C.

 If anybody is on the fence and wondering if they can actually invest money 💰 in themselves to do this retreat 🌈 I have to tell you what ever it takes if this retreat is calling you do the things you need to to make it happen 🌸 I have attended 3 of Nicole’s courses since I discovered her blog 💫And yes life changing 🦋
I have also met so many wonderful people and you will hear the phrase “finding my tribe” thrown around a lot 🌿
You will never regret going to Beautiful Byron for a life challenging and changing experience 🌷 – Beka L

 I’ll second those sentiments too. I went on a retreat 2 years ago and was so anxious but once I got there and met everyone, I was made to feel really welcome and cherished. Nothing was too much trouble and when I was ” stuck” there was plenty of support from some wonderful people. (Plus the food was awesome) – Mary P

And from my wonderful PA, Dana:

If you have ever wanted to attend a retreat with Nicole but felt you weren’t experienced enough, or that the retreat sounded a bit scary (because channelling and other things we do aren’t for everyone!), then our March “Spiritual Awakening” retreat is perfect for you! It is a very gentle beginners retreat. I cannot put into words how well Nicole, her guides, the food and the environment will nurture and support you.
I also wanted to remind you that we can work out a payment plan for you based on what works for you. Unfortunately our suppliers are putting up their prices, so this is the last time we’ll be able to offer this retreat at this price. Please don’t let money be the reason why you don’t join us. Places are starting to fill, so get in touch before we sell out!
Love and hugs to you all, Dana

Working with the Super Blue Blood Full Moon of January 2018

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” 
Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

It’s an interesting moon we have tonight – January 31. To start with it’s a Supermoon – a super moon is a perigree full moon, a full moon that occurs at the moon’s closest approach to earth. The moon will appear brighter and larger in the night sky than usual.

It’s also a Blue Moon – an event where we get two Full Moons in one calendar month.

The Blood Moon or Red Moon? Tonight we also have a Lunar Eclipse, and the Moon will fall behind the Earth’s shadow. As that happens the Moon will turn red in our night sky, giving it the name Blood Moon. Whether you can see the moon eclipse tonight or not, know that its energy will still be affecting you.

And finally, the Full Moon tonight falls in the astrological sign of Leo.

The spiritual energies of tonight’s Moon events are all about taking charge of our lives, and stepping into a position of authority, respect and leadership in our life. It’s a night for asking ourselves the following big questions:

  • What do I need to pay attention to in my life right now?
  • What’s my future direction?
  • What will make me happy?
  • What do I yearn to strive for?
  • What big decisions do I need to make?
  • What learning do I need to add to my current wisdom?

In summary, tonight’s Moon is empowering you to make change in your life and to gain clarity about who you are, what matters to you, and where to for you from here!

Image from 6abc.com

The Best Way to Work with Tonight’s Moon?

Use Google to find out when the moon will be in the night sky tonight where you live, and when the eclipse will take place. That way if you want to stay up to try and catch a glimpse of the Moon, or to Moonbathe you’ll know when the Moon will be visible above you. Then you can go stand under the Moonlight (it will still work even if the Moon is obscured from your view) and absorb the energies of the moon directly into your body.

But you can work with tonight’s Moon even if you go to bed early. Here’s how.

Build a Crystal Grid

Take a clear or smoky quartz crystal that has a point to it. It could be a natural stone or a polished one. It does not matter how big it is, so it could be a stone set into a pendant, one you can hold in your hand, or a much larger crystal than that. Work with what you have. A cluster would be great too.

You’ll also need an additional 4 small points or four small tumbled stones that are from the quartz family (think clear quartz, citrine, smoky quartz, amethyst, ametrine, rose quartz, lavender quartz, rutilated or tourmalinated quartz etc)

Take your crystals outside any time today to get them ready. Place the four small stones into a square, with the stones marking out each corner. If you are using pints, place them with the point facing inwards. You can put your stones directly onto the earth, or anywhere where they will be under the night sky. Just make sure that you ca leave them safely for 24 hours without them being disturbed. If you can’t put them on the ground place them on a wooden chopping board or tray, or a large ceramic plate. Just don’t use metal or plastic as their base. You could even use a potplant if you like! (if you are in an apartment and can’t get outside make your grid on a window sill or in front of a window where sunlight would normally shine down onto the floor)

Activate your hand chakras (don’t know how? go here) and then use your fingers to draw an imaginary white line of light to connect each of the stones by directing your hands above the stones and visualising white light like chalk to connect lines between each stone, forming the square. Congratulations, you’ve made a simple grid! Now how your hands palm down above the grid and pour white light into it until it feels energised and done.

Take the larger stone and place it in the centre of the grid. Pour white light from your hands into the stone and the offer up a prayer that everything you do be for your Highest Good. Then set your intention that this grid charge your central stone with the positive energies of the Blue Blood SuperMoon. Ask for clarity, direction, inner strength and wisdom. If you have personal questions also ask these now, and ask that you be given answers, direction or assistance with these.

 

The picture above is of a simple grid I made this morning, with the central cluster (it’s actually an ENORMOUS cluster weighting about 8 kilograms) holding the intention that you are all powerfully transformed in positive ways from this Moon’s energy, gifting you clarity, assistance, direction and personal empowerment.

Finally bring your hands in front of your heart in prayer pose. Close your eyes and give thanks to the Moon, and to God, your upstairs crew, Guides, Angels, Ancestors or whomever else you believe in. Also give thanks to the Earth. Stand in the Blessings Pose for as long a feels good, or until you feel a sense of calm and peace descend upon you.

Leave your stones out overnight, underneath all of this beautiful celestial energy. If you wish you can add additional stones into your grid now to charge them up. It’s okay if you need to expand the grid to fit them in by moving the corner stones out. You can even add crystal jewelry if you like (just be sure it will be safe and can’t be stolen!)

Tomorrow stand beside your grid in prayer pose and give thanks for the blessing of the stones under the Moon’s energy. To deconstruct the grid take the central stone out first. Then anything else. Take the corner stones last.

Hold the central stone or place it near you as you meditate and journal on the big questions listed above, or any personal questions you asked. Expect answers. Know that you can keep using this central stone at any time for questions of self-empowerment and life direction, because your quartz crystal will continue to hold the charge of the Moon’s energy.

Biggest love and hugs to you, Nicole  xx

PS – Want to learn more about how to work with the energies of the Moon and other astrological bodies, and practical ways to bring spirituality and metaphysical magic into your life? Come join me on retreat as I lead you on a journey to get your feet firmly on that soul path, and your heart and spirit deeply connected into a shamanic way of life. We still have a few places left for our upcoming Awakening to Spirituality Retreat on March 6 to 11 in beautiful Byron Bay, Australia. It’s a retreat suitable for complete beginners as well as anyone whose has lost their way or become rusty with a regular spiritual and intuitive practice. Details here.