“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~ John Muir
I felt raw yesterday, raw and exhausted and all used up. (not sure why, read this post)
I tried to sit at my desk and work, but couldn’t find a rhythm. My overflowing inboxes were overwhelming. I didn’t have enough words left in me for writing or for guiding. So, in the end, I left the hotel and began walking.
At first I walked without noticing anything but my feet moving along the footpaths and roads.
My head was strangely full of the sudden worry of becoming old and ill and having no-one to care for me. I have a chronic degenerative illness. My husband and I have no children. My siblings have no children. My circle is small and ever-dwindling. Who will advocate for me at the end? Who will hold my hand?
Stupid fat tears kept rolling down my cheeks.
I kept walking.
The more I walked the more these worrying thoughts emptied out.
I began to notice my surroundings. Shopfronts, cafes, flower carts, old churches, street musicians, the aroma of coffee and freshly baked bread.
I began to notice people.
Suddenly I was laughing. My heart filled up with beauty and wonder. I have faced death before and in those hours strangers were there for me. Nurses and doctors and kind-hearted hospital workers.
In someone else’s trials I was there for them.
That’s how it’s meant to work. How can I trust the spiritual flow of my work and not trust that this flow will also somehow support me in my time of need?
Silly me. It’s all okay. It will always be okay.
After my long walk I came home and slept. Then I returned to my desk. There is much work to be done and I am the one to do it and that’s okay too.
“We feel most alive when we are closest to death.” ~ Nenia Campbell
I’m in Adelaide right now, staying on my own while I write and work and attend a conference. After dining with friends last night I went back to my hotel and, on a whim, decided to go and check out the outside pool and spa area even though the night was cool and not much good for swimming.
The area was in darkness, but the buildings around us were lit up and pretty and the night sky’s stars twinkled above me. It was so peaceful, there on the roof, and so I sat down in the closest chair to enjoy a few moments of solitude and connection.
‘It makes you feel small and big all at once, doesn’t it?’ said a voice quietly beside me.
I looked around to see an older man sitting in the shadows a small distance away.
‘Yes,’ I answered. Then I apologised for interrupting his peace, for I was sure that I had. I stood up and excused myself, wishing him a good night and was almost back at the door which led to the lifts when I found myself returning to the pool, my legs walking me there all by themselves so it felt.
‘I’m sorry to interrupt again,’ I said, ‘but I just wanted to check that you’re okay. Are you okay?’
‘No, not really,’ he said. ‘Actually…’ and then he paused for a long time before clearing his throat, ‘I’m not really sure how I feel.’
I sat in the seat beside him, both of us looking out at the night sky and the pretty lights. ‘Do you want to talk about it?’ I asked.
He sat there for a long time, the silence thick between us.
‘I went to the doctor today,’ he said, finally. ‘I’m from the country, about six hours drive from here and I came down to town to get my results. They’re not good.’
The silence between us changed, linking us somehow in that quiet space.
‘I knew they wouldn’t be good,’ he said. ‘But I didn’t think they’d be as bad as they are. He said I had maybe two good months left. Maybe less, and then everything would turn to shit and then I’d be gone within another month, tops. If I was lucky. He was a nice young bloke, that doctor. Kind, and I could tell he was talking straight with me, and sort of cushioning the blow a bit…’ He breathed out, a long heavy sigh. ‘But it’s a lot to take in, and sitting in my room I felt suddenly like I couldn’t breathe unless I could see the sky. So I came out here to sit and think about it a bit and try to take it in. And then you turned up.’
‘I’m sorry,’ I said. ‘It must have been a shock.’ We sat there a while longer and then I reached across and took his hand. He clung to mine tightly, his hand warm and dry in mine, and suddenly we didn’t need words at all.
We sat there for an hour, just holding hands and then he said to me, ‘You’re shaking with cold. Come on, let’s go to the bar and I’ll buy you something to warm you up.’
So we sat downstairs in the almost empty bar until midnight, him nursing a fine cognac and me sipping peppermint tea, and I talked to him about dying, and about getting his affairs in order and how he could best manage what was ahead of him, given that he was an older man estranged from his only son, and with his wife passed on from a car accident nearly twenty years ago.
We talked honestly and openly and I shared all I could and on the back of a bar napkin we made him a plan. Then I gave him my phone number, hugged him and went to say goodbye.
He hugged me again, fiercely, and then he pulled me closer and whispered, ‘I was praying tonight to a God I haven’t believed in since Maggie died, and then you turned up. Thank you. I swear you were sent by the Angels, love. Bless you.’
We parted with tears in our eyes and then I went back upstairs to my lonely hotel room, threw the curtains wide so I could see that pretty night sky and I sat in the dark with a full and aching heart from the beauty and savagery and majestic synchronicity of life, and I cried.
“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” ~ Bryant H. McGill
My Flash Sale was meant to end at midnight last night.
But then I woke to an inbox full of messages from people who have worked a crazy week or who had sick kids or major life hiccups and who missed my posts. They all asked one thing – Could I extend the sale over the weekend for them?
My answer is yes. I TOTALLY get where you are coming from. I’ve had a week like that myself. Hugs and cups of tea and foot rubs for all of you. For you I will extend this sale. And then these prices will never be offered again.
Okay, take a moment and enjoy this foot massage…
Now – details of the Flash Sale…
The Flash Sale will finish on Sunday March 3 at midnight Brisbane, Australia time. Make the most of it before it goes away forever.
Read on to find out about the Sale items! To find out more details or to buy click on the blue links.
For the next 48 hours my YOM Planner is on sale, and I’ve thrown in our 2019 Mandala Colouring Book and Bonus Online Course as well as a month’s free membership to YOM, in time for you to be on our March webinar! Sale price for this bundle is just $35AUD plus postage.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a Planning Person you’ll want this bundle. There is so much spiritual support, soul instruction and self growth in this pack. Click the link below to access the Planner Bundle
I love this online course and right now it’s for sale for just $27 AUD. After the sale, it goes back up to $77AUD. This is much more than a little craft course. The Visionary Talisman Course will help to deeply connect you to a Guiding Card for the year ahead, and teach you some foundation shamanic journeying skills to help further your own spiritual and psychic development. This is as much a course about intentional manifesting as it is about personal and spiritual development. Guiding Cards aren’t just for the new year – they can also be chosen to give you direction at peak times in your life. They help you to see who you are now, and who you can grow to become. They connect you to qualities, emotion, beliefs and actions that can support, empower and positively transform you. They act as a conduit for your intention, and work to manifest positive energies for you. You could choose one for your Birthday and the year ahead, for your career or relationships, for a special project, or to give you guidance and direction during a dark or difficult period of your life, and then create your Visionary Talisman for support with that. Click the link below to find out more or to purchase:
This 12 month membership and access to our growing Academy of Learning is just $365AUD for the next 2 days only!
The next four years 2019 – 2022 are significant for your personal and spiritual evolution, as well as for the evolution of our planet. I thought long and hard about the best way to support your growth over that time and have decided that beefing up the content in my membership area was the best way to help you grow, adapt and step more fully into your authenticity and the life-path you chose for yourself pre-birth. You’ll see this membership group evolve into an Academy of Learning over the next twelve months so that my team and I (human and energetic) can serve you the best way I know how.
I am passionate about supporting my students and community. As a YOMMER you’ll also receive a range of discounts on my various other offerings – in fact, if you attend one of my retreats and a couple of events or other courses your YOM membership will be paid for by the discounts you’ll receive. This is a substantial discount, but only for 48 hours. To join click on the link below:
Thanks for being part of our community! If you haven’t joined us inside YOM or started working on your spiritual journey and developing your intuition and self-sovereignty with one of our Planners there is no better time than now. These prices will only be up for another 48 hours as our way of saying thank you and come join us!
“This is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. We all need such places of ritual safekeeping. And I do believe that if your culture or tradition doesn’t have the specific ritual you are craving, then you are absolutely permitted to make up a ceremony of your own devising, fixing your own broken-down emotional systems with all the do-it-yourself resourcefulness of a generous plumber/poet.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
When I lived in the remote Kimberley district, during my year of psychic awakening, my Aboriginal Aunties taught me the importance of ritual, respect and self-empowerment.
Over the years I have had other Elders as teachers and mentors, and I have also had years of connection with my own energetic team as I have journeyed this spiritual path.
One of the rituals I now follow each year that supports me in very practical ways is the choosing of a Guiding Card for my year ahead, and then the creation of a Visionary Talisman. I have created a Visionary Talisman for myself every year for the past fifteen years, and I’ve found the personal and spiritual growth I have achieved during this time to have been accelerated by this intentional and mindful creative practice. It truly is a powerful tool for transformation and manifestation. The Talisman is also a lovely focusing tool to use for meditation and journalling work, and a strong visual reminder to me of my Guiding Card qualities and messages.
In this course, I’ll be showing you to how to connect with your own guiding card for the year ahead, and how to create a Symbolic Lexicon and Visionary Talisman of your own.
This is shamanic work. Deep work. Work to help you know yourself, work to strengthen your intuition, work to build your psychic and spiritual connections. You don’t need to be an artist, and you don’t need to have any experience. I’ll guide you through every step, and teach you the foundation skills of everything you need to know.
The work of crafting your Talisman can be done in an afternoon, or over a couple of shorter sessions. But that’s not all there is to this course. I then show you how to work with the tools you create so that they bring meaning, guidance and comfort to you throughout the year.
Did you ever want to be a witch or a wizard when you were a kid? One who could cast spells and work magic?
Or perhaps you have been fascinated by The Law of Attraction, watched the movie The Secret or have used vision boards/dream boards, visualisation or positive affirmations?
Have you long been intrigued by shamans and metaphysical practitioners and wanted to do similar things but don’t know how?
Or maybe you have always liked to work with goal-setting and being accountable to a project goal or plan?
Creating a Visionary Talisman works a little like all of the things I’ve just mentioned.
Your Talisman radiates the energy of your Guiding Card into the world in a way that is personally attuned to you!
It is a powerful, personal energetic tool which you infuse with positive energy and intention – adding symbols that will magnetise you to certain situations, emotional strengths, energetic qualities and opportunities.
Think of it as both a beacon that radiates energy into the world and a magnet that will draw ideas, inspiration and energies to you, amplify helpful qualities within you and align you with those energies and qualities.
The course has 8 lessons, all available online, so that you can work at your own pace. You’ll also have lifetime access to the course materials.
I want as many of you as possible to experience this work, so we’ve decided to offer this course at an introductory low price of $57AUD. Normally the price would be $77 to $97AUD and it will go back up to that again soon. If you’re already a paid member of my YOM community this course is FREE for you. (Want to join us as a member? Click here: Yearly Membership and Monthly Membership )
“Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them. Everybody has a little bit of man, woman, and animal in them. Darks and lights in them. Everyone is part of a connected cosmic system. Part earth and sea, wind and fire, with some salt and dust swimming in them. We have a universe within ourselves that mimics the universe outside.”
~ Suzy Kassem
On January 3rd I held my first webinar of the year for my membership group. We discussed the energies of 2019 and how best to use them in our lives, and I also spent time talking about the four-year period (2019 -2022) we have just entered, which is heralded by some incredible astrological events that are happening around us right now and will continue to happen over the next few months.
In response to these events I’ve created a special bundle of four downloadable guided meditations and a 38-page workbook to help you work with and be transformed by the current celestial and cosmic energies. You can access it here now if you’re impatient and don’t feel like reading through to the end of this post.
The Coming Change And How It Can Support You
This four year period is known as The Threshold, and it is being kicked off by a series of astrological events that have already started. I’d like to briefly outline them for you.
January 3 – The Quadrantids Meteor Shower
This meteor shower was most visible over the 3rd and 4th of January, but for the next two months it will be raining microscopic particles down upon us. This shower of golden stardust (literally!) is also the very basis of our own life – we too are made from stardust.
The galactic energy of this meteor shower is awakening something within us. We are beginning to feel both our significance and insignificance in the bigger scheme of the cosmos. That we are here right now is no accident. We are connected to all things, and it is time for us to step into the space of being good ancestors while we are alive and conscious – ensuring the viability of the earth for future generations. We see that our lives matter – that this life and how we live it matters. Not just to us, but for our future selves and for those who will come after us through our family tree.
January 5-6 – Partial Solar Eclipse
This partial Solar Eclipse began the process of activating and rebalancing our Solar Plexus energy. It is waking us out of struggle, helping us to reconnect to flow. It is strengthening our identifty, individuality and resolve. We begin to understand who we are and – most importantly – what we want to contribute in the world and what matters most to us. As the Solar Eclipse asserts its energies we are supported over the next few months to make plans, to start new projects, to build on existing work, and to make changes that will positively affect the course of our life. It heralds the start of a deepening need within us to live in greater alignment with our values, and to live from a place of ethical and spiritual congruency.
January 20 – 21 – Total Lunar Eclipse Supermoon
This eclipse is the ‘Night of the Luminous Soul‘. It gifts us the capacity to become calm warriors in our families and communities. The eclipse heralds energies of courage, clarity, determination, resilience, patience and empathy. We realise that we are not our struggle, and we can choose to align ourselves with solutions and actions that will change the face and future of our world, starting right now. It is a time for revelations and breakthroughs, for divine inspiration and conscious creativity. It is a time for hope and optimism.
How to Use These Energies in Your Own Life
Spend time in nature, on your own or with a companion animal. Allow yourself to relax and then to connect more deeply into nature. As you relax trust that you will begin to know yourself better, and that the best way forward for your life will begin to present itself to you.
Get outside, wherever you are. Become aware of the sky above you, and of the stars, sun and moon. Become aware of the earth beneath your feet, of the air you breathe, of the food you eat. Be in your body. Be of this world. But, also, feel your soul.
Spend time meditating and journalling, supported by these cosmic energies.
I’ll be blogging about the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse over the next few days with some specific free activities for you to try.
Meanwhile, if you head over to my store, I’ve bundled together four powerful guided downloadable meditations and created a companion workbook to support you as you work with these celestial energies. The Stardust Connection MeditationBundle will help you to connect with and explore Earth Energies, Ancestor Energies, your Solar Plexus energies and personal power, and the Stardust Energies. There is over an hour’s worth of Guided Meditations and a 38-page workbook. The workbook holds specific instructions for using the four guided meditations, as well as journalling activities and reflection/awareness exercises.
The material in the Stardust Connection Meditation Bundle can be used at any time over the next four years, and beyond. My intention with this bundle is to help you become confident in your direction, your intuition, and your contribution to the unfolding history of the world and humanity. To access the bundle or to learn more about it go to my store or click on this link.
“You are a cosmic traveler; your body is temporary, but its essence is eternal…” ~ Dave Zebian
Hey, Lovelies! I want to bring your attention to some things happening in the sky above us right now. As sensitive souls, empaths and intuitives I know you’re going to be affected by these energies more than most. I also know you’re going to want to use these energies to catapult yourself into a state of peak awareness and connection.
From a technical point of view we will experience the unusual phenomena of all of the Planets in our Universe in direct motion between January 17 and 21. This rare alignment will then be backstopped by a total lunar eclipse of January’s Supermoon.
January has been a big month for major astrological events, and the next three months see several more.
Tomorrow I’ll explain some of these big events in more detail. I’ll also have a workbook and guided meditation bundle available for those of you who want to work with these energies more closely. It’s an incredibly supportive time for all kinds of soul work, and for deepening your conscious connection to the planet, your intuition and your own soul awareness.
Meanwhile, be gentle with yourself as this big moon drags emotions to the surface and wakes you up to what you really need to be paying attention to in your life.
“Belonging is important for our growth to independence; even further, it is important for our growth to inner freedom and maturity. It is only through belonging that we can break out of the shell of individualism and self-centredness that both protects and isolates us.” ~ Jean Vanier
If you’re looking for a tool to support your spiritual growth this year, and to anchor habits of gratitude, self-care and living from mindfulness then you need my Planner. I designed it to be your loyal and kind companion as you travel through the year. Using it has been proven to enhance your intuitive abilities and bring your focus back to what truly matters to you.
It helps keep me centred and aware, no matter how stressed my life is. And it helps me navigate the hard spaces in life, as well as taking advantage of the times of flow.
This Planner shows you how to choose a focus for your year, and to prioritise acts of self-care. It will show you how to use tarot or oracle cards to give yourself supportive and accurate readings for guidance, and how to use a crystal in meditation. There is also a strong emphasis of gratitude and living from a place of personal responsibility. There are sections to help you take control of your finances, and to complete quarterly reviews so that you can learn from the previous months and take action where necessary to adjust your path to one that better supports your goals.
Even better, when I created my very first public edition of the YOM Planner I also developed a year-long course and Facebook support group. This has now evolved into an active and caring online community, and a Learning Academy – my membership package gives you access to that community, to a year-long course that navigates the energies of the year, and to 12 mini-courses to boost your intuitive abilities and support you on your spiritual journey. Membership includes exclusive access to webinars and special events, as well as regular Facebook Live events. YOM members also get discounts to many of my other events and courses, and are given priority in accessing me for private readings.
I have limited hard copies of my beautiful YOM 2019 Planner left. If you purchase one, or one of the Planner packs (that also have meditation malas or crystals with them) before midnight on January 7 I’ll gift you a month’s free access to my community and membership site (and a chance to win a year’s free membership!) so you can experience my work, and be well supported to start your year.
“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realising who you are at the deepest level.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
The New Year is almost here. (In fact, her energies showed up on December 26!) 2019 is the start of an important four-year cycle of growth and evolution, and I am determined to do all I can to support you to become more intuitive and aware, clearer about your direction, and equipped with the skills to embark on your own spiritual journey.
Here are some of the ways I’ll be doing that:
Right here on my blog, with ongoing posts. I’ll be discussing the 2019 energies tomorrow, January’s energies on the 2nd and I have a New Year Oracle for you on the 3rd.
With my new Podcast, which will be launching soon – stay tuned for updates.
With personal consultations; for life direction, health, and business (email us to go on the waiting list, or fast-track a 2019 New Year Positioning Reading by joining our YOM Membership Program for VIP access to booking priority).
With new online courses and mentoring that will go live later this year.
I also have three beautiful Residential Retreats on offer for 2019:
Connect To Your Calling – A Retreat (Feb 15 to 20) followed by a three-month online mentoring program to help you connect to and clarify your Calling.
I know that many of you have incarnated into this lifetime SPECIFICALLY because you have a calling to be of service. You feel that calling deep in your heart. It’s a pull you can’t ignore and YOU FEEL READY TO STEP UP AND BE OF SERVICE in some way that only you can do.
On our 6-day residential retreat, followed by the three-month online group mentoring program I am going to show you how to use advanced Channelling techniques, shamanic techniques using Sacred Geometry, and personal journeymaking rituals and skills to help you:
clarify your calling
learn how to receive your own channelled guidance about your calling so that you can continue to deepen this journey and your understanding of yourself and your path long after Retreat is finished
how to define a path for actioning your calling in the wider world
Temple of Light ™ Shamanic Meditation Retreat – August 2 to 8
This isn’t an ordinary meditation course. This retreat is an opportunity to connect more deeply with your Soul Energy and Guides than you might ever have thought possible. Years later, prrevious participants tell me that this is still their favourite meditation technique, and that it has proven transformative for them.
If you are interested in developing psychic or metaphysical skills, creating healing energy, or gaining access to creative or financial flow, or if you’re stuck and don’t know how to move forward, this is the retreat for you. It is suitable for complete beginners and advanced practitioners too.
Temple of Light ™ is a very special meditation that I practice weekly. It’s not just a meditation, it’s a destination – a series of interconnected rooms with differing functions. It’s one of the things that has most helped me to come into my own intuitive and psychic abilities, and that has enabled me to deal with health problems, pain and suffering when there was no other help available. I’ll guide you through this engaging and fulfilling meditation and then provide recordings to help you continue your meditation journey when you get home.
You can read more about a previous Temple of Light ™Retreat here.
We already have a waiting list for this Retreat, so if you’d like to be on our pre-release notification list email us at email@example.com so we can add you in.
Platform – Book and Course Writing Retreat, November 23 to 28 plus online mentoring pre and post course.
A nurturing, inspiring and productive week of designing, writing and creating. This Retreat and its pre and post-course online tuition and mentoring will help you to create the outline and content for your Book and/or course, as well as establishing a clear platform for promotion and connection with your audience.
If you’ve got a story or teaching within you, this is the course to help you birth that message successfully into the world.
Plus we’ll have time for some Byron Bay adventures and self-care pampering. Seriously, it’s going to be AMAZING, and it’s something we’ve been working to put together for you for about two years.
“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” ― Black Elk
The energy of 2019 has come quietly in, unannounced, in these last days of 2018.
It began its transition yesterday and today it is anchored here, waiting for us to acknowledge the shift.
But I’m sure you already feel it in your bodies.
Empaths, intuitives, sensitives and people who are more deeply connected to the moment will have noticed.
Maybe yesterday you felt alive and hopeful for the first time in a long while. Or perhaps you felt bone-weary.
Did you suddenly notice the extra weight you are carrying, or the reduced flexibility or mobility of your body? Did you notice the dryness of your skin, your belly’s bloated protest at the food you were eating, or have an urgent craving for something more healthy? Did you want to dance or run or swim or hike? Or sleep? Did you crave company? Or solitude?
Did it feel like you had woken up in a stranger’s body, only to find it was your own?
The energies of 2019 are grounded, practical and more than a little magical. And they bring with them a reorientation of ourselves – back into our bodies and back into connection with the Earth.
That’s a very good thing indeed.
So, tune in today. What’s your body telling you? Listen to it, and then act on it. Let it be the start of a beautiful time of healing, reconnection and empowerment for you as the year unfolds.