“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 copyand 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!
“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
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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.
Sometimes we benefit from ritual to make the act of forgiveness more meaningful to us. Try this and see if it helps you.
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.
Light the candle, and stand before it for a moment with your hands in prayer pose, which activates your heart chakra.
Say a small prayer or words of intention that everything you do be for the highest good of all.
Take some deep, slow calming breaths.
Hold the image of the person/event/named-piece-of-paper in your hands.
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.”
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.
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.”
When you are ready, extinguish the candle. Feel that final link disconnect as you put out that flame. Feel the finality of your ritual.
“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
“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.
“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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org more information and anExpressions of Interestform. 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
“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!
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.
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.
“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.” ~ Norton Juster
I’ve been deeply moved by the emails and messages you’ve sent me, and the sharing you’ve made in response to my last two blog posts.
As I sat with the weight of your stories yesterday I spent time alone on the hill behind our farm in the bright sunshine, thinking about you all and our shared experiences and emotions, and then again I thought of you as I sat by the sea while the shadows grew long in the afternoon.
As the day drew to a close I began a crystal grid for you, to hold space for your unfolding, your healing and your soul journey.
I crafted the grid to help you come back to your own inner wisdom, to a sense of peace and belonging. And I infused every stone with love.
Tomorrow I’ll write more about what’s in my heart right now. Until then know that you are seen and heard, and deeply loved. Bless. Nicole ❤ xx
“Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me.” ~ Paulo Coelho
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” ~ Peter F. Drucker
Today, January 16, heralds the new moon. This New Moon is in Capricorn, and its energy is particularly important. This moon is about plans, commitment, effort and consistency – not just for now but for the year ahead and even beyond that. You can use the energy of this New Moon to truly name and claim the personal or professional mountain whose peak you aspire to reach. It’s a new moon to help you reach your highest potential.
Tonight’s new moon brings a powerful energy for creating positive change and manifesting your heart’s desires. It is also a great time for connecting into your own intuitive wisdom, and deepening spiritual connection. Everything is created first in the zero-point field, that place of potent emptiness that resides as the spaces between the fabric of existence. The New Moon is potently linked to this space of possibility, where our thoughts and intents begin to shape matter itself into our new reality.
Tonight’s new moon supports us being attuned to our path for the year ahead, to claiming our dreams, and to reaching our highest potential for this lifetime. Part of this energy is also about recognising and letting go of whatever no longer serves our highest good.
If all you do is spend some time today or in the days ahead contemplating what you want to experience, create, be, manifest or share in 2018 or beyond and then shaping that into a plan that’s enough. But if you’re looking for ritual and deeper connection under the influence of the New Moon in Capricorn read on…
I’ve created a simple guided meditation and a series of rituals to help anchor your intentions using the transformational forces of the moon as she moves from this place of darkness back into light.
You can do any or all of these simple practices, and you can do them today or any time in the next seven days/nights, up until January 22, 2018.
You’ll need this simple preparation:
choose a crystal or stone to hold in meditation (If you’re using my Year of ME Planner use your 2018 stone!)
choose a second stone or crystal to return to the earth after the meditation
have a glass of water ready
have a journal and a pen
Some time today, or before your meditation tonight, take your journal and write a letter to the Universe outlining what you intend to leave behind in the past.
This could be behaviours, attitudes, situations, relationships or any other thing that weighs you down or makes you feel bad within yourself.
Start with the words ‘I now release…’ and then add your list. When your letter to the Universe is finished sign it with the words ‘And it is so.” Then sign your name and add the date.
Begin again on a new page.
Sit in reflection, and then write down what you want to have, create or do, especially those things where you have previously been blocked by fear or insecurity.
Words that can be useful to help strengthen that state of creating or manifesting include the action words:claim, invoke, manifest, intend, believe, draw to me, welcome into my life, create, become, do, transform, embrace, love, adore, cherish, make, construct, transform.
Write a second letter to the Universe, beginning with the words, ‘As I step into my Highest Potential…’
Then list the things you wish to have, create, do or be. Be as broad or specific as feels right for you. Conclude your letter with the words. ‘I claim this and more, for my Highest Good. And it is so.’ Then sign your name and date it.
Keep your pages somewhere safe, although there is no need to read them again unless you are drawn to do so.
Standing Meditation for Clearing, Shifting, Healing and Grounding
This Meditation will ground you, as it opens you up to more of your own natural energetic and psychic ability. It is very comforting for people who spend most of their day indoors, or in front of a computer.
Note: You will need your glass of water for this meditation.
Find a place outside where you can comfortably stand barefoot on the skin of the earth. If this is impossible in your climate then stand barefoot at a window or on timber floorboards. Find a place where you can do this without interruption. It is up to you what time of the day you complete your practice.
Drink half a glass of water.
Then stand barefoot on the earth (or in your chosen place) with your face turned toward the sun (or the moon if you do this at night). Can’t find the sun or moon? Just look up at the sky!
Close your eyes. Draw in sunlight through your heart chakra, or if it is night, draw in moonlight through your third eye. If it’s cloudy, draw clouds and wind and rain and all those other elements into your belly via your sacral chakra (the second one up, three finger widths below your belly button. Do this for two to five minutes. Let your body be energised, balanced and healed by the gifts of nature.
When you’re finished, drink the rest of the glass of water.
Expect to feel different in the days to come. Expect to be shown things in dreams, to become more perceptive and intuitive. If you want to work with energy or psychic skills, expect them to become stronger and clearer.
Even if you do not want to choose a life path that is more actively spiritually and psychically connected, you will become more emotionally open, more energised, and more naturally intuitive.
Thank you, for working on your own self growth. Every time we do, it lifts the energy of Mass Consciousness. Every time we clear and shift old energies, it makes its easier for ourselves and everyone else to become more open to our Soul Truth.
Simple Guided Meditation for Connecting To Your Path and Highest Potential
I’ve recorded a fifteen minute guided meditation for working with this New Moon. You can use this meditation on any evening from tonight up until January 22, 2018, or on any future new moon to come to help keep you connected into this energetic support.
Before you begin the meditation, make sure that you have two stones or crystals – one to keep for yourself and one to gift back to the earth.
When you’re ready, just click play:
After your meditation is concluded you may want to hold your personal crystal and journal any insights that have come during your meditation, or that come after. Use this personal crystal any time you want to quickly connect back into this awareness of your connection and highest potential. It is a great meditation and journalling aid.
In your own time take the second stone and return it to nature. As you place it on the ground, or cast it into a river, lake or ocean, visualise the stone anchoring light, truth peace and hope. See it as a small beacon of light that is rippling out the energies of Highest Potential all over the world.
See yourself in the same way. Thank you for helping anchor positive shift for yourself and humanity.
Holding you in my intentions, prayers and meditation,
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
On December 15 we held a Channelling Night at our Brisbane Pop Up Event where I channelled my Guides Rollo, Sokli and Silith so that they could share information and insights about the year ahead, among other things.
We were inundated with requests to record the event for those people who were unable to attend on the night.
There are four files, and over 90 minutes of recording.
I rarely conduct channelling sessions outside my retreats, so this is a very special offering. Among other things Silith talked about the energies of 2018, Sokli discussed some rituals and meditations to help create a fresh start for the new year, and Rollo talked about navigating relationships and developing a sense of belonging.
These nights are always entertaining, educational and often very enlightening, and we hope you’ll find some useful information here for your year ahead. (Please note – there are a handful of swear words and more adult themes in Rollo’s recording)
These files are live recordings so there is some background noise and we have not cleaned them up with music or anything else like that. The Guide Channellings are good quality, but the introduction file does have some background noise.
The files: Introduction to Channelling– 9 minutes. This file introduces my Guides, how I connected with them and a little bit about each of them. The quality of this file is not great, but the information is important so I’ve included it.
Sokli’s Channelling– 20 minutes. Sokli is a 200-year-old flower fairy. She talks to us about how to get out of our heads and into our whole-body wisdom. She shares some fascinating information about the various organs and places in our body and how they hold wisdom, and she has some simple rituals to help us to reconnect with and reclaim our bodies. The crystal Sokli talks in relation to the ritual is an ametrine (a combination of amethyst and citrine in the one stone).
Silith’s Channelling-30 minutes. Silith is a fairy Elder, an Ancient who is thousands of years old. She talks about the energies of 2017 and the years that have preceded this, and why this has been a difficult time for many of us. She also explains the energies of 2018, why we are here at this time on the planet, how we can best use these energies for ourselves and our own happiness, and how to use crystals to help hold and radiate energy and intention in the year ahead.
Rollo’s Channelling– 32 minutes. (With a short Native American flute intro by Mike Mee) Rollo is my gatekeeper guide, and he has had many human incarnations. In this recording he discusses relationships, how to navigate them, and our role as Elders within our communities and in the new energies. Rollo is often hilarious, but he has a deeper message, and he always counsels us to find our own innate wisdom, and to enjoy the process of being human. An uplifting and engaging conversation with some real-life insights and tips to make 2018 easier and more enjoyable for ourselves and our loved ones and communities.
“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.” ~ Tony Schwartz
Right now I can barely move around my little farm house for boxes of crystals and journals and singing bowls and other treasures.
I’m readying them all for our final event of the year – our Christmas Pop Up Shop, channelling evening and workshops. They’ll be held on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 Decemberat St Colomb’s Church Hall, 23 Victoria St, Clayfield. That’s in Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
We’d love to see you there!
Pop Up Shop:
Friday 15 December from 2pm to 6.00pm
Saturday 16 December from 10am to 4pm.
Come along and have a cup of tea with us while you view my beautiful range of hand-chosen crystals, singing bowls, oracle and tarot cards, prayer shawls and pashminas, crystal jewellery, incense, journals, jewelry and much more. Our 2018 Year of ME Planner hard copies (I know!) crystals for the year and membership packs will also be available. (PS – ME stands for Manifesting Energies! This is not a planner of self-indulgence, it’s a planner for personal empowerment!)
One of my suppliers has just delivered me the most amazing crystals from Tibet. I’m sitting in meditation with them now to channel their purposes so they’ll all be ready for you. I haven’t been this excited about stones or seen stones of this quality in a very long time. (Most of my stock is decades old, and I have a shed FULL of rocks, as my friends and poor husband who has to lug them all around will testify!)
I’ll be on hand on Friday and at selected times on Saturday to answer all of your questions, and to give advice on the selection and use of crystals. Great gift ideas for Christmas, and I’ll have some very special stones from my personal collection as well!
I’ve also unearthed a wide range of clusters, double terminators and towers – all of which suit the 2018 energies – as well as a great selection of stones to choose from for your 2018 stone.
No need to RSVP for the Pop Up Shop – just turn up and say hi. We’d love to see you.
An Evening of Channelling With Nicole:
Friday 15 December from 6.30pm 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. Among other things Silith will be talking about the energies of 2018, Sokli will discuss some rituals and meditations to help create a fresh start for the new year, and Rollo will talk about navigating relationships and developing a sense of belonging. These nights are always entertaining, educational and often very enlightening. Each attendee will receive a small gift from Sokli and me. Please bring a plate to share afterwards for supper. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Want to bring 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.
Saturday 16 December – Morning Workshop 10am to 12pm
Vision Board and Manifesting Crystals for 2018 – A Vision Board is a board with images and energy to uplift us in the year ahead, and to remind us of what is important in our lives, and the future we wish to actively manifest for ourselves.
I will take you through a meditation and series of activities to help you become clear about your Power Word for 2018 and the values and actions that will be important to you. I will also choose an oracle card as a personal Guiding Card for each of you, and give you a mini-reading for that card. This card and energies will then be incorporated into your Vision Board.
You’ll make your own Vision Board choosing images and words that speak to you, and then take it home with you at the end of our class together.
I will also choose a crystal for each of you to charge up and program as your 2018 Manifesting Crystal and a 4 stone crystal grid for your home. I’ll take you through each step of the process of how to cleanse, activate and program the stones and how to best use them for the year ahead.
You will make and take home your Vision Board for 2018, a Manifesting Crystal and a small Crystal Grid. All materials and information will be provided.Morning tea will also be served. This workshop is open to adults and children aged 14 and up.
Saturday 16 December – Afternoon Workshop 1pm to 4pm
Intuitive Oracle/Tarot Card Reading Class– This workshop will teach you how to choose and prepare a deck of cards to work with as your intuitive soul journey companions. I will also show you how to choose and use a Crystal Keeper for your cards.
You will receive a copy of my new Soul Journey 2018 Card Spread Workbookand a Journal.
Nicole will then teach you a range of techniques for working intuitively to read the cards for yourself and others, and explain the various Spreads that you can use to guide you in the year ahead.
You’ll do a foundation reading for yourself, and learn how to go deeper into this soul work with journalling and meditation.
We will look at the fundamentals of connecting with your Higher Self and guides, simple meditation techniques, using oracle and tarot cards to give yourself an intuitive reading, and some foundation metaphysical principles for raising your vibration. These are all the things I used at the beginning of my own journey, and that have led me to where I am today.
You will take home your own Soul Journey 2018 Card Spread Workbook, a Journal and a crystal keeper. Please bring your favourite tarot or oracle deck and a special crystal to task as your 2018 Guiding Stone. Bring them from home or choose from the selection at Nicole’s Pop Up Shop. You’ll also need something to write with. Afternoon tea will be served. Suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners. This workshop is open to adults only (or those 16 and above whose parents deem this a suitable workshop for them!)