If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got. Take a moment and think about it. Is that working for you in 2023?
Choosing your Guiding Word For 2023
End Of Month Card Pull Instructions June 2022
Get out your oracle or tarot cards and join me to do a simple guiding spread for the next six months!
Can You Spare Ten Minutes?
It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. Diane Von Furstenberg Hey, Lovelies. Do you have a regular spiritual practice? I know, many of you have told me that you want to, but that you’re already so busy, so tired, […]
Getting Ready For A Mystical New Year’s Eve
A ritual is the enactment of a myth. And, by participating in the ritual, you are participating in the myth. And since myth is a projection of the depth wisdom of the psyche, by participating in a ritual, participating in the myth, you are being, as it were, put in accord with that wisdom, which […]
The Hunt For The Christmas Tree
Things are never lost to you; you are lost to them. If ever in need of a Thing that has lost you, simply stop hiding from it. Shannon Hale Hey, Lovelies. Today is the day. Today is dedicated to packing and shipping orders and to the Spirit of Christmas. I’m working all day tomorrow, doing […]
The interesting request in my in-box
Journalling – it can be awesome! Unless you are intimidated by the blank page. Do you have journals you never use, but you’d like to? Need me to show you how?
The Best Thing About Unpacking Boxes
People tend to find books when they are ready for them. Neil Gaiman Hey, Lovelies. So, it’s started. The big unpacking and putting away process that will be my new writing room (I refuse to call it an office!), and the rest of our belongings that need to find a place in our new home. […]
No, you don’t need Facebook to join my Free Challenge!
Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager. Susan Sontag Hey, Lovelies! We’ve had a rush of emails from folks who want to join me free […]
Quiet Time As A Coping Tool
You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s […]
Feeling Brave? I Have A Question For You
Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life. Shannon L. Alder Hello, Lovelies! There is a powerful question I ask myself at least once a year. It’s a confronting question, if you are truly honest with yourself. […]
New Moon Manifesting Ritual For December 2020
All journeys meet crossroads. Where the river ends, the ocean begins. We must have the courage to embark on these journeys, to choose our paths, and to let go of the boat once we are across the river. Thomas Lloyd Qualls Hey, Lovelies!Today we are under the influence of the New Moon in Sagittarius and […]
Simplify and Remember to Breathe – Monday Oracle 30 November 2020
You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass. Timber Hawkeye Hello, Lovelies, November energies bring renewed optimism, connection and flow. It’s a month for spiritual pilgrimages, soul work and opportunity. But December is almost here, and with that comes an urge to have more […]
The Journeymaker’s Planner 2021 Is Here!
“Perhaps we only leave So we may once again arrive, To get a bird’s eye view Of what it means to be alive. For there is beauty in returning, Oh how wonderful, how strange, To see that everything is different But know it’s only you who’s changed.” Erin Hanson Hello, Lovelies. I’m delighted to announce The […]
Are You Overcomplicating The Act Of Getting Started?
Don’t let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started. Marilu Henner Hey, Lovelies! Is there something you really want to do? Is there a dream, a goal, a vision you hold for the future? Maybe you want to be a published writer. Maybe you want to be a healer, or an architect, or a […]
Celebrating Just A Little!
“Celebrate when you’re half done, And the finish won’t be half as fun.” Lemony Snicket Hey, Lovelies! We’re having a quiet celebration here today, as we reach a major milestone in our 2020 calendar. Our Journeymaker’s Planner 2021 has gone to press, and very soon it will be printed and bound, ready to be your […]
Are You Having Problems Getting Stuff Done?
“Your future is being created through the actions you take today.” Clyde Lee Dennis Hey, Lovelies. Are you having problems getting stuff done? Maybe you’re stuck and you can’t choose a direction. Maybe you feel uninspired and flat and everything seems too hard. Maybe you’ve got a plan or a project but you can’t seem […]
How to Manage Change, Self-Care, Spiritual Growth and Opportunity in 2020
“Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.” ~ Thomas Edison Hello, Lovelies. The new year is almost here, and I have the perfect tool for you. It’s spiritual and intuitive mentoring, disguised as a diary. It’s personal development and goal setting and self-care prioritisation, and gratitude practice and money management all contained within […]
Why You Should Join My YOM Community
“Let your community be your testimony.” ~ Jaco Strydom I’m busy creating an online Learning Academy for next year. Why? I’m so darn passionate about helping you to connect to your inner wisdom, intuition and psychic abilities. And you can get access as a Foundation Member now by joining my YOM Community. (Ready to jump in? Click […]
Monday Oracle – 11 March 2019
“ Necessity may be the mother of invention, but ingenuity is the bombshell of success” ~ Phillip Gary Smith Hello, Lovelies! March is a month of creativity and inspiration that will propel us forward in new directions and where we can make major progress towards existing goals. Keep that in mind as we look at […]
A New Online Course For You! Craft A Visionary Talisman
“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 […]
How to Find The Silver Lining To The Storm Clouds In Your Life
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. “ ~ Buddha This week’s energies […]
Free Guided Meditation for the January 2019 Supermoon Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” ~ Joseph Campbell The Supermoon Blood Moon Full-Moon Total Lunar Eclipse is almost upon us. It will happen on […]
The Tribe Has Voted! And the Winner is…
“Intuition is seeing with the soul.” ~ Dean Koontz Thanks to everyone who voted for the subject of our next free online challenge! The clear winner is: An Oracle Card challenge to help you connect into who you are, what you need and what is the best way forward for you To make the Challenge more […]
Tell Me What You Want!
“First set a strong and clear inner voice and then do all that you want to achieve and the door will be opened.” ~ Amit Ray Hello Lovelies, I am going on a long-overdue vacation in the middle of this month for two weeks. I’ll be in the middle of the ocean, far from […]
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 […]
Choose Your Perspective And Get Happier!
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~ Alphonse Karr Someone commented recently on how lucky I was to have such an awesome life, and that having my life would make anyone happy. This was a person who had only just met me, and knew nothing of […]
Guided Meditation and Activities to connect you to your Heart Wisdom
“Don’t love to be loved in return. Love for the sake of loving.” ~ Connor Chalfant Our heart, and Heart Chakra, is both a receiver and a transmitter for love and wisdom. The more we open our heart by giving, the more we can connect into receiving. This positive flow of loving energy allows […]
How To Use Forgiveness To Get Yourself Back In Flow
“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ~ Steve Maraboli Negative emotions can disrupt the flow of your life force energy and your heart chakra just as easily as boulders in a stream. […]
How to nurture your Spiritual Connection
“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” ~ Joseph Cambell Have you seen the bumper sticker that says ‘We are all Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience’? If you’re reading this, chances are that you are awakening to your own Spiritual Self. […]
Want a little Joy in your life?
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ~ Rumi 2018 is a year for connection, community, creativity and collaboration. To honour the spirit of this energy I’ll be writing an occasional post this year about my friends, students and community members to share their work and ideas […]
10 Ways To Be Kind to Yourself
“There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.“ ~ Brian Andreas Mostly when we think of kindness, we think of how we can act towards others. But today I want to focus on another equally important type […]
Chronic Illness? This is a Spiritual Retreat for you!
“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter […]
My Exciting New Card Spread Workshop
“The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating.” ~ Eric Micha’el Leventhal I’m so excited about my upcoming pop up shop and workshops here in Brisbane on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 September. […]
Why Revelation Isn’t Enough!
“It’s not in the book or in the writer that readers discern the truth of what they read; they see it in themselves, if the light of truth has penetrated their minds.” ~ Augustine of Hippo As our meditation retreat comes to a close today, I’ll be guiding my students about what to do when […]
Want To Learn How To Use Crystals?
“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” ~ J.K. Rowling I’ve collected crystals and stones since I was a small child. Over time – through my own meditations, from my Guides, my Aboriginal Aunties and a few wise Elders – I have come […]
My Top Five Ways To Get Some Reflection Time
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard We’re sitting in a terrific month for reflection, reinvention and connection. So how do we do that? Here are my top five ways to find that headspace where we can explore the past and imagine the future… 1 […]
A New Moon Guided Meditation for Our Highest Potential – December 2016
“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour […]
It’s Here! Year of ME Planner 2017 and Other Good Stuff!
“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” ~ E. B. White “Dear E.B. White, if you had my Year of ME Planner you could do both!” ~ Nicole Cody There is one thing […]
Date Savers for August plus We’re On Retreat!
“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” ~ Michel de Montaigne I’m off to run my Chakra Wisdoms Retreat today – a lovely immersive week of self-discovery, solitude, sanctuary, companionship, soul growth, crystals, meditation and really good food here in Byron Bay. I don’t think I have ever […]
Day 7 – Oracle Card Challenge
“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Current Priorities All of us have so many demands on our limited time. How do we know where to put our focus? This next exercise will help you to gain clarity around the priorities […]
Come Join Us For the Year of ME!
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~ Mother Teresa Hello, Lovelies! I’ve had so many people ask me whether it was too late to start using my Year of ME Planner, or to join the year-long course and community that I’ve […]
Designing Your Future – Today!
“If you do not yet know where you fit, I suggest you try seeking it in receptive silence. I used to walk amid the beauties of nature, just receptive and silent, and wonderful insights would come to me.” ~ Peace Pilgrim Today is a wonderful day to set aside some time for creating a […]
The Sunday Session – or How to Plan Your Week
“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” ~ Yogi Berra In Australia the expression Sunday Session is most commonly associated with a lazy day of hanging out with your mates, consuming rather a lot of alcohol. Preferably in a beer garden, with some live music and decent food. That […]
A Sneak Peek at My Secret Project!
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry I always thought that the first book I brought out into the world would be a story. But it isn’t my story. It’s yours! Here’s the sneak peek I promised you of the project I have been working on. It’s a […]
What Bravery Looks Like
“I don’t like and even resist, being broken wide-open. But, when the contents of my unconscious self spill out of me and I sift through all the disowned parts of who I am… it’s an uncomfortably enlightening and eye-opening experience. It feels a bit like emotional bloodletting. I guess every now and then, I need […]
Getting Ready for May 2015
“A lot of things are inherent in life -change, birth, death, aging, illness, accidents, calamities, and losses of all kinds- but these events don’t have to be the cause of ongoing suffering. Yes, these events cause grief and sadness, but grief and sadness pass, like everything else, and are replaced with other experiences. The ego, […]
Getting Ready for April 2015
“And this mess is so big And so deep and so tall, We cannot pick it up. There is no way at all!” ~ Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat “Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson […]
Getting Ready for February!
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” ~ Peter F. Drucker “We are made to persist. that’s how we find out who we are.” ~ Tobias Wolff Hello Lovelies! February is nearly upon us, and I promised that I would support you in making the most of this […]
Choosing your Power Word for 2015
“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” ~ Socrates 2015 is almost upon us, and already I can feel the opportunity and potential transformation that this new year brings. Choosing a power word will help me to focus, and make the most of 2015’s energy. Why a power word? I long ago gave […]
Why You Need A Tribe
A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are. ~ Unknown We all need a tribe. A tribe isn’t often the family we are born into. A tribe is a group where we find a spiritual home – a group of people who […]
Who’s your Support Crew in 2014?
“Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends” ~ John Lennon and Paul McCartney Few of us get there on our own. The journey is always made easier when we have […]
What’s your Power Word for 2014?
“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” ~ Socrates I long ago gave away the practice of multiple New Years Resolutions. Just the thought of it overwhelms me. You know; all the things you are going to do, all the things you are no longer going to do – and then dividing those […]
Create Positive Change Program – Week 5
“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ~Lao Tzu There’s no point in merely thinking about change. Thinking is an important part of the process, but there is nothing quite so powerful, so […]
Create Positive Change Program – Week 4
“It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard, she said, is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.” ― Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way That’s the thing about change. It requires room. […]
Create Positive Change Program – Week 3
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow […]
Create Positive Change Program – Week 2
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the biggest obstacles to change is that feeling of overwhelm we get when we look at where we are now, and then at the distance between us and our goal/heart’s […]
Create Positive Change Program – Week 1
“For things to change, you have to change.” ~ Jim Rohn, The Art of Exceptional Living There’s change in the air. We’re finally shifting away from those old energies, those old patterns, and into the beginnings of a new space. Change is always a little chaotic, and it can be unsettling and uncomfortable. But change also gives […]
Working to Create Positive Change – An 8 Week Program
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ~ Jim Rohn We’re living in exciting times – times that are opening us up to great new possibilities and future directions. But how can we make the best of these energies of change that are upon us? Over the next eight […]
Making My Life Work for Me – Week 5
“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” ~ Daphne Rose Kingma “There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” ~ Jessica Hatchigan Welcome to Week 5 of our six week Making My Life Work for Me Program. (If you’ve only just stumbled upon us, pop […]
Making My Life Work for Me – Week 4
“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”~ Jiddu Krishnamurti “Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that […]
Making My Life Work for Me – Week 3
“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” ~ Oscar Wilde “A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” ~ Thomas Carlyle “Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.” ~ Leo Buscaglia Welcome to Week 3 of our six week Making My Life Work for Me […]
Making My Life Work for Me – Week 2
“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” ~ G. M. Trevelyan “Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, […]
Making My Life Work for Me – Week 1
“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher Welcome to Week 1 of our six week Making My Life Work for Me […]
Making My Life Work for Me! – A 6 Week Journal Program
“I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.” ~ Paulo Coelho I’ve been quite overwhelmed with the flood of messages and emails since yesterday’s post on Remembering to take care of YOU! Seems that many of […]
When the Muse vanishes – thoughts on the loss of creativity
“Creativity is our true nature; blocks are an unnatural thwarting of a process at once as normal and as miraculous as the blossoming of a flower at the end of a slender green stem.” ~ Julia Cameron If you’ve ever had some sort of creative block, where the juices stop flowing and the ideas dry […]
“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning. ” ~ J. B. Priestley I know the calendar says that we’re already into February, but from an energetic point of view today, 2nd February, is really […]
“Sometimes it happens that you become one, in some rare moment. Watch the ocean, the tremendous wildness of it–and suddenly you forget your split, your schizophrenia; you relax. Or, moving in the Himalayas, seeing the virgin snow on the Himalayan peaks, suddenly a coolness surrounds you and you need not be false because there is […]
Dragging your tail into 2013? Maybe its not you…
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe So here we are in 2013. It’s shaping […]
10 Ways To Be Kind to Yourself
“Kindness is the greatest wisdom.” ~ Author Unknown Mostly when we think of kindness, we think of how we can act towards others. But today I want to focus on another equally important type of kindness – that which we extend to ourselves. The beginning of the year is an opportune time for setting up […]
What’s your Power Word for 2013?
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 The New Year – most people try to jam it full of resolutions. All the things you are going to do. All the things you are no longer going to do. It’s become quite vogue-ish to […]
Gifts to Give Yourself this Christmas
“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if […]
The Power of Mentors
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” – Benjamin Disraeli We all learn by modelling ourselves on others. As babies we mimic our parents, copying everything they do until we learn to do those things for ourselves; facial expressions, gestures, words, […]
Getting to the Heart of Things
There is a powerful journalling exercise that I use every so often. It is a very simple technique, but it never fails to give me clarity. It also highlights areas of my life that aren’t working, shows me where my resentments and frustrations are, and uncovers my deepest dreams and desires. It works best when […]
Writing Ourselves into Awareness
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ― C.G. Jung Sometimes we get so confused. We run this way and that way – searching for the thing, the answer, the lover, the teacher… We forget to trust ourselves. We forget to […]
Writing Yourself into a Brighter Future
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Did you know that thoughts have great power? When we have clear goals and ideas, and attach positive emotion to them, we magnetise these mental images and begin the process of creating them in our reality. (See this post […]
Using your Internal Compass to Navigate Life
At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it. ~ Thich Nhat Hahn Inside each of us in a compass. Although we can’t see it, it spins and turns in ways we can feel, if only we learn to tune in to it. The […]
Writing your Dream Vacation into Existence
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain Writing is a powerful summoning force – it commits our thoughts and […]
Manifesting Your Best Self – A Journal Adventure
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing […]
Manifesting New Directions and Opportunities
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau It still amazes me how writing and visualising can create a magnetic pull in your life that attracts relationships, synchronicities and opportunities to […]
Writing Yourself into Abundance
Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy. – Groucho Marx Writing is a powerful way to get unblocked and back into flow, and one of the areas we often seem to be out of flow is around the area of Abundance. Abundance can be many […]
Writing Your Way to Better Health
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver ~ Mahatma Gandhi Your Body has its own wisdom; it knows what it needs to heal itself and be well, it knows what it needs to be energised, it knows what it needs to come back into balance. Your Soul knows what […]
Writing your Dream Home into Existence
A man’s home is his castle ~ Proverb Everyone has a dream home in their mind – somewhere that will fulfill their needs, bring peace to their soul, and speak to the person they are or would like to be. I’m lucky enough to have found mine, but then again, luck didn’t create it – […]
Writing as a Manifestation Tool
In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word was God. ~ John 1:1 Words have power. Whether they are thought, spoken or written down, there is a great energy to words, and over the next six Mondays we are going to focus on ways to harness this power […]