Holidays, Temples and Planning My Year!

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” 
~  Gloria Steinem

I’m on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean right now. There has been far less possibility for internet connection that I had expected, so I’ve had all of this lovely quiet time to myself to plan, to dream and to begin calling my new year into reality.

Of course to do this I am using my Year of ME 2018 Planner. I’m so loving using this year’s edition. I have the A5 spiral-bound version and I’ve dedicated a little of each day to listening to the Channelling Recordings from my Guides at the Pop Up Event talking about the energies of 2018, and filling in the first pages, and thinking about my year ahead.  Both the recording and the Planner are available in our Store here on the blog .

* Please note that we only have a very limited supply of these fabulous A5 hard copy Planners left, so if you want one we recommend that you order it as soon as you can, or contact my fabulous PA, Dana Hartnell at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com so she can put one away for you.

The picture above is of my guiding card spread for myself for 2018. All the directions are in my Planner, so even if you have never worked with oracle or tarot cards as a reflection and self-discovery tool before you’ll find it easy to follow and do for yourself.

When we have ventured ashore I’ve been spending some time in the many wonderful Temples, Pagodas and Churches of Hong Kong, Vietnam and Taiwan, burning incense or lighting candles and offering my prayers for all of you. It has been a holiday full of fun, reflection, meditation, adventure and fabulous food!

Here’s one of the incense and prayer offerings I made for you. I wish it was smell-a-vision as this incense was so richly fragrant:

And here I am planning out my year over coffee, sitting on board the ship one early morning. (Note my cute Studio Ghibli stickers I found in Honk Kong – yay!)

Only a few more days and our cruise will be over. Then we have a brief stop in Macau before winging home to Australia.

I can’t wait to share the journey again with you this year. As much as I have enjoyed my break I have missed you all! We have lots of surprises, treats and great content planned for our Cauldrons and Cupcakes community in 2018, and some really special online events planned for our YOMMERS (Year of Me course and community for 2018 – it’s not too late to join, all the details are in our online store on the blog – my YOMMERS also get great discounts on all our courses and retreats so if you are thinking of participating in an online course or retreat this year join up and enjoy big savings!).

Biggest love and hugs to you from some obscure little cafe in Keelung, Taiwan,
Nicole ❤ xoxo

 

Planner Update, Christmas Office Hours and a Big Thank You!

“Rest and be thankful.” 
William Wordsworth

 

It’s Christmas Eve, and I would like to send a big thank you to our Cauldrons and Cupcakes family for your support throughout 2017, and particularly for your support of our Year of ME community and our first ever hard-copy Year of ME Planner for 2018.

I’m excited to report that our first print-run is completely sold out! But it’s not too late for you to secure yours. Our second limited-edition print run goes into production on January 2, and Dana will have them all packaged up and ready to ship to you a few days after that. This will be a limited run, so if you are keen to secure yours please order through our online store as soon as possible so we can be sure to have one ready for you. Meanwhile you’ll be able to access the digital copy if you’re eager to get started before your hard-copy Planner arrives.

Dana and our team are taking a well-earned break over the Christmas period, and will be back in the office on January 2. Thank you for your patience while they spend time with their families and loved ones. We aim to live by the values we share here on our blog, and so we’ll all be stepping away over this period, although I will still have a few key blog posts for you, as well as some holiday-snap sharing on Instagram and Facebook.

Thanks too for your patience as Dana has coped with the absolute inundation of pre-Christmas orders, as well as navigating a sick child, email overload, Paypal, long queues in crowded Post Offices, me being in Hong Kong and life in general. All outstanding orders as of yesterday are now processed, and Dana is now on leave. Massive hugs to her for her efforts. She was so determined to get all your orders processed before the office closed! We just love her to bits!!!

If you missed my post yesterday you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve uploaded recordings of my 15 December 2017 channellings for purchase. There is over 90 minutes of guidance there about the energies of 2018, as well as information on health, wellbeing, relationships and developing your intuitive and empathic abilities.

Stay tuned for my special Christmas Gift for you tomorrow, and thanks again for supporting our Year of ME Planner and Community. If you haven’t joined us yet we’d love to have you. You’ll be among friends for a year of sharing, growth and support in a group of caring, like-minded souls. (All details in our store)

Okay, I’m waving goodbye now too – today’s the day Ben and I embark on our cruise around Vietnam and Taiwan after a fabulous few days in Hong Kong. (That’s us below, on a Hong Kong tram after a wonderful night out with friends!)

Biggest hugs and much love to you all, Nicole ❤ xx

 

Monday Oracle – 18 December 2017

 “When we get impatient because something is taking too long, we should remember that Life waits on us a thousand times more than we wait on Life. – Laura Teresa Marquez

Hello, Lovelies!

December is a month for counting our blessings, filling ourselves with what nourishes us and speaks to our souls, and celebrating the relationships that make our lives worthwhile. You can read more about that hereKeep that in mind as we look at the gifts which the oracle card Impatience brings us.

So, what awareness does Impatience bring us this week?

Right now we are entering an interesting period. 2017 energies have swung away and 2018 energies don’t kick in until 14-16 January and then we’ll move into a year that is much more about simple living, and about relationships and love and family and friendship. But for now we’ve now entered an energetic period known as The LULL.

It’s a quiet resting space between two bigger more defined energies. It’s an energy that suits rest, play and time for yourself.

So that’s what is best for you to do.

Don’t feel in any rush to get started on anything. Take some time out to recover from the onslaught that has been the past few years. Let go of impatience and surrender to the slow down.

Create endings and thank-yous and gratitude for relationships shared this year. Make some space for everyone, including yourself.

Forgive yourself if the year didn’t pan out the way you’d intended, or if you found that you didn’t give things the effort and commitment you’d initially planned.

Let it all go, leaving room for the new.

We’re in the LULL now.

It’s a time for pause. For rest. For sitting back and relaxing.

It’s time for a break.

Put your work away. Go have some fun. Be with the ones you love. Dance, read books, meet for coffee, celebrate life. Dream a little.

It’s not a great time for study, work planning or ‘catching up’. Please, don’t even try. You won’t be missing out. There is nothing to be gained by going against the current energies.

There will be plenty of time to plan, act and make magic in 2018.

Supportive crystals this week?

Clear Quartz lifts your vibration and opens you to flow. A clear quartz cluster will be extra supportive for you and your loved ones this week!  Green Aventurine opens you out into possibility, tapping you into the joy of living and that wonderful feeling of gratitude. Larimar will help you to let go of guilt and move into relaxation and a sense of inner harmony.  Unakite opens your heart to love, and draws love, friendship and helpful people to you. It helps you to overcome feelings of isolation or loneliness and is a super meet-and-greet or party companion.

Helpful essential oils?

I’m loving Young Living’s Peace and Calming this week. It’s an oil blend I often use to promote calm and deep peace. It also helps me to sleep well after having had a stressful or particularly wired day. Nervous traveller? A few drops in a tissue or hanky or that you can breathe in, or rubbed into your temples will make your journey more peaceful.  Dab a drop on your Crown Chakra, over your heart, wrists and the soles of your feet, inhale directly or add to your diffuser. It is also beautiful when massaged into your feet before bed.

Want to make your own blend? Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this week, but they’ll also make a delicious combination for diffusing. Frankincense will calm and connect us, promoting emotional balance, Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed, Ylang Ylang opens our hearts and is supportive when we feel anxious or overwhelmed, and Orange brings calm,gratitude and optimism.  To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.

The Lull is also a beautiful time for gently planning the year ahead as we reflect on what has been, and where we want to go next.

Need help with that?

Go grab one of my Year of ME Planners over at my Store (ME stands for Manifesting Energies, and the energies of 2018 are fabulous!) The digital full-year planner can be in your inbox in minutes, ready for you to review 2017 and begin mapping out what matters for you as we enter 2018.

We’ve also got a full-colour A5 version of the Planner, perfect for keeping with you in your bag, and some super crystal packs to give you a host of extra energetic support.

Need bigger support? Join my Year of ME 12 month course and community for a whole year of deliciousness – with webinars, meditations and loads of activities and helpful tools and the most fantastic online facebook group. You’ll feel right at home with us!

All the information you need is over at my Store.

Holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations, and intending for you a life of abundance and joy, where you are no longer limited by your doubts.

All my love,

Nicole ❤ xx

 

PS: Monday’s oracle card, ‘Impatience’, is from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman. I use any cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different to the meaning found in a book. 

Planner Will Be Live In Shop In Just A Few Hours!

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.” 
A.A. Milne

We had a fantastic time at the Pop Up Shop yesterday, and I loved being able to give so many of you a great big hug! I’m looking forward to seeing more of you for hugs today too.

Our Planner and Crystal packs for 2018 sold like ice-creams on a hot day yesterday, but we still have stock left, ready to go live in our shop a little later this morning.

I know some of you will be in that space of needing to grab this awesome Planner RIGHT NOW but I had a late night, and there’s another big day ahead for me at the Pop Up Shop and running workshops and there is not a bite of food in the house because after we finish the event today we’ll pack up the truck and head straight back to the farm where we’ll stay for a day getting things ready for our awesome house sitter. Then we’ll race back to the city on Monday, sort out our housesitter here and then and pack our bags before flying out to Asia for three weeks on Tuesday morning at some ridiculously early hour for the ‘Congratulations You’re Fifty and Thank You for Not Dying’ holiday that my husband Ben bought me as a surprise!!! So, who needs food in the house when you aren’t going to be home, right? I’m starving hungry, so we are off to our favourite cafe right now to eat breakfast and fuel up for the day, and then I’ll come home and put the final trimmings on everything and the 2018 offerings will go live. Self-care first, lovelies!

For those of you who wanted to get to the Channelling session last night but couldn’t make it, I have good news. We recorded all the Guides and we’ll make the recordings available here in the shop in the next 48 hours. Yay!

Okay, breakfast for me and then it’s Planner time for you.

Biggest hugs and love, Nicole ❤ xx

 

Will I be giving you a hug today? Brisbane Pop Up Shop!

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” 
~  A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

It’s finally here! Our Christmas Pop Up Shop, Channelling night and Workshops here in Brisbane. Will I get to see you today or tomorrow and give you a big hug?

Come visit us, and share a cup of tea and some good company! You’ll find lots of

DECEMBER 15 AND 16, 2017

ANNUAL BRISBANE POP UP SHOP, CHANNELING EVENING AND WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

St Colomb’s Church Hall,  23 Victoria St, Clayfield.

POP UP SHOP – Friday from 2pm to 6.00pm  Saturday from 10am to 4pm

An Evening of Channelling With Nicole: Friday from 6.30pm to 9pm (please bring a small supper offering to share)

Saturday 16 December: Morning Workshop 10am to 12pm – Vision Board and Manifesting Crystals for 2018 & Afternoon Workshop 1pm to 4pm – Intuitive Oracle/Tarot Card Reading Class

You can get all the details here.

 

Right now my house is groaning with boxes full of crystals, oracle and tarot cards, singing bowls and bells, prayer shawls, journals, incense and smudge kits, and all manner of helpful and lovely tools and treats. Every surface is full.

When Dana and Ben and I packed up all of the crystals for the YOM 2018 packs and tomorrow’s workshops we literally ate our lunch squeezed between all the boxes in the lounge room.

We didn’t mind. It was a fun and productive day!

The thing I am most excited about today, besides seeing you and all those lovely hugs and cups of tea, is that I will have hard copies of our Year of ME (YOM) Planner! Oh my goodness I am so proud of this year’s edition. My team have done an incredible job to get this to you, and every page is filled with love and our intentions that 2018 be a kind, good and expansive year for you. Here’s a sneak peek of its loveliness…

Can’t wait to see you all. And it’s not too late if you want to book in to any of our events. Just contact Dana, my hard-working and magnificently organised PA, whose details are in this post.

For those of you who can’t make it, all of the Planner options and membership details for 2018 will be on my blog shop tomorrow.
Much love, Nicole   xx

A Sneak Peek Inside our YOM 2018 Planner

 

“That’s the thing with handmade items. They still have the person’s mark on them, and when you hold them, you feel less alone.” 
Aimee Bender

Yesterday one of our Cauldrons and Cupcakes community asked if she could have a look inside our Year of ME Planner for 2018.

I’m so darned proud of this Planner. It’s been months in the making, and my team and I poured love and care into every page. This Planner will guide you through the year ahead, month by month, week by week.

Our hard copies of the Planner will be ready for collection from the printer on Thursday afternoon, so the following pictures were snapped late last night on my phone – they are from A5 copies printed on my home printer in draft mode as we worked through proof after proof to make the Planner as good as we could possibly make it. These pictures don’t do our Planner justice, but they will give you an idea of what’s inside!

I designed my own Planner years ago, when I couldn’t find one that did all the things I wanted it to. It’s called the Year of ME, and the ME actually stands for Manifesting Energies – it’s not a Planner for decadent and over-the-top self-indulgence (although it could be if that was your heart’s desire), it’s a Planner for helping you to create more room in your life for the things that matter to you, for making some quiet time for spiritual growth and connection, for charting a practical path to achieving goals and dreams, for celebrating the pleasures of an ordinary life and for cradling and supporting you when the going gets rough or when life is crazy busy.

My Planner starts with a review of the year that has been, because we learn and grow when we can look back on things with eyes of compassion and openness, rather than judgement. Then we plan the year ahead, and we begin to use tarot or oracle cards as companions on our journey, helping us to receive insights and messages from our own wise souls that will make the path ahead better lit and easier to follow. There are also full year calendars in the front of the Planner for 2018 and 2019.

The Planner explains the energies of 2018, and how to best use them. Then it guides you Quarter by Quarter, month by month. Each Quarter has a theme. Each Month has its own energies and I also explain the best crystals to use to support you through that month.

 

 

Every month has a full-page calendar showing the moon cycles and with room to write in, and every week there is space for your card of the week, for practicing gratitude and a mini meditation, and then a day planner to help you keep your time organised.

There are simple monthly financial sheets to help you keep track of your money and financial position, as well as tips on how to manage your money better.

 

At the end of every Quarter there is a review where you can look over the previous three months, learn, grow and then plan the next Quarter so that it reflects your dreams and goals.

That’s the essence of the Planner, but there’s so much more – there are simple systems and processes to help you choose areas of focus and goals for the year, and then how to break these down into measurable steps that you can actually achieve. And there’s space for you to deepen your spiritual practice and inner journeywork.

 

The Planner will be available for digital download as a PDF in A4 format for $33.00 AUD (that’s $25 USD). You could print it out at home or at your local copy shop.

The hard-copy Planner will be A5, spiral bound, with protective clear covers and a heavy card cover and back. The cost for the hard-copy Planner is $45 AUD (that’s $34 USD), plus postage if you can’t get to our pop up shop or pick up from Brisbane.

We also have a wonderful year-long membership and community that supports the Planner. For my YOM (that’s what we call the Year of ME) community we have a learning platform and year-long access to materials, webinars and other goodies that augment the Planner. We also have a very active private Facebook group, where we share and support each other, and where I also host regular Facebook Live events. Cost for a whole year of goodness is just $330 AUD (that’s $250 USD) and includes digital download of the Planner as well as some other surprises. I love my YOMMERS and take good care of them – they get offered all of our courses, retreats and events before we open them to the General Public, and they also get discounts on many of my offerings too.

And of course there are our crystal packs to support the Planner. Here’s a sneak peek at those too. There are 24 stones in the pack. We only have limited availability of these because they have all been charged up by me in a grid at my farm, and also include stones from important grids in 2012 and 2016. The cost of these packs is $197 AUD (only $150 USD) plus postage.

All of these goodies will be available for purchase at my Pop-Up Shop in Brisbane on 15 and 16 December, and they will go live online in the shop here on my blog on Saturday 16 December.

I hope this post answers some of your questions. This is the third edition of our Planner, after it was launched in 2016. 92% of our YOMMERS (Year of ME peeps) came back from the first to the second year – we’re a strong and vital community, and we welcome you to come join us!

Much love, and big hugs, Nicole ❤ xx

PS – Every year for as long as I can remember, my mother has announced ‘This year is going to be my year – the year of ME’. I’m sure she thinks this Planner has been named for her. Please don’t tell her it stands for Manifesting Energies!

LOL – Love you, Mum xx

Year of ME 2018 Planner News!

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller

 

It’s almost here – our Year of ME Planner for 2018! ME stands for Manifesting Energies, and I have created this Planner as a support tool to help grow you, your dreams, your spiritual connection and your wise intuitive self.

The picture above is of our A4 size Planner, which will be available on Saturday 16 December as a digital download.

For the first time ever we will also have A5 copies this year; they are being finished at the printer as we speak, and they are gorgeous – full colour, jam-packed with information and activities, and small enough to slip into your bag and take with you wherever you go (unless your bag is one of those that fits only a credit card and a lipstick!).

We’ve got crystal packs of the 24 stones that will be used in the Planner for the year ahead. These crystal packs contain Rose Quartz Devotional Stones that were in my 2012 Transit of Venus supergrid – a huge crystal grid at my farm, and Clear Quartz Programmed Crystals from my Ancestors and Songlines Grid of 2016, which grew into an enormous anchoring grid  for the energies of this new era, so they are super special. Here’s a picture of the almost finished grid from back in 2016.

Best of all, there is another year of my online Community. If you buy the Year of ME Membership option you have access to a wonderful community of people, as well as a year of information, activities, webinars and sharing. Our community has loving christened the Planner the YOM Planner, and we who use the Planner are now known as the YOMMERS. My membership space is a place where I can walk you through the year, explain all the aspects of the month ahead and the crystals we’ve chosen, where I can do special webinars with my tribe to teach you new skills and share important information, and where I channel with my guides in live webinars, and answer your questions and provide general support. And did I mention what an incredible, loving and supportive space my YOM Community is? There is real friendship and belonging there. It’s a safe space, a heart space, and a place for great personal transformation. I totally heart it!

I’ll also be launching my next year of YOMpreneur – a coaching and support space for my YOMMERS who are also entrepreneurs (or would like to be). This year I’ve proudly watched as YOMpreneurs have launched websites and programs and exhibitions and pilot products and all kinds of other wonderful growth. In fact I’m so proud of what they’ve achieved and I have so much faith in their products and services that I will be championing them here on the blog next year, introducing you to what they have created and are offering in the world.

I’ll have the crystals packs and the A5 Planner for sale at my weekend pop up shop, and will be officially launching everything on Friday night. Then my store will go live on Saturday morning. I’m so excited and proud to be able to share this year’s offering for 2018, and I’d like to give a huge shout-out to my team – Dana Hartnell, Chelsi Angeles, Love Pascual and Rebekah Turner – for making such a beautiful Planner and getting the hard-copy over the line in time for Christmas.

I’d love to have you join us in 2018, or simply buy my Planner and work through it on your own at home. I know it can help transform your life!

Biggest love and hugs, and an excited little happy dance too, Nicole ❤ xx