Are You Ready to Learn to Channel?

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“I suspect everybody has a degree of psychic ability, just as a everybody has a degree of athletic or artistic ability. Some people have special gifts; other people have a particular interest that leads them to develop their abilities. But the phenomenon itself is ordinary and widespread.”
~ Michael Crichton, Travels

“Psychic power is the ability to download information directly from the Universe.”
~ Lada Ray


Have you always wanted to connect in to Universal Energy and Wisdom for counselling, healing, teaching, writing or energy work?

Do you feel a calling to spiritual service, or a need to explore your psychic gifts?

Are you going through a psychic awakening and don’t know what to do, or how to best access your gifts and talents?

If your answer is yes, then my Beginners ‘Channelling Intensive’ Retreat is for you!

From 27 June to 1 July, 2015, I’m hosting a residential retreat at Byron Bay to teach you how to safely and easily tap into your own psychic and intuitive abilities.

Channeling enables us to connect with our Higher Selves, Guides, Angels, those who have crossed over, other Dimensional and Light Beings, and Spirit. It has always been a natural progression of ability for Aware Souls. Over this course I will take your natural ability and amplify it, showing you proven techniques for connecting, to bring through information and energy for Self and others.

If you want to develop stronger spiritual trust and connection for self growth, and you wish to be of service to humanity in some way, this course will help you to overcome your fears and begin listening to the wisdom and loving guidance that is ALWAYS around you.

All of us are indelibly connected to each other and to all things.  This intensive foundation workshop is aimed at burning through your blockages, self-doubt and inhibitions such that you will be able to open your higher and finer channels of awareness and communication.

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NOTE: THIS IS NOT A “BEGINNER’S” COURSE IN THE TRUE SENSE OF THE WORD.  YOU WILL BE TREATED AS INITIATES TO A HIGHER INTENSITY OF WORKING ABILITY.    Don’t be alarmed by that statement – if you are attracted to this course you are no beginner, even if you currently feel that way! You’ll have the abilities to do what needs to be done, and you may in fact be re-awakening lifetimes of experience and skill.  I’ll still be giving you the basics and laying that solid foundation, but I’ll expect you to work, I’ll push you to work, and I’ll break through your objections and fears so that you learn to trust yourself and what you are bringing through.

It is expected that graduates of this course will eventually go on to bring through energies that assist them in maximising their gifts and talents, including becoming healers, energy workers, spiritual counselors/guides and teachers in their own fields of interest.

The time is right, and in your heart you know you’re ready. I’m so excited to be able to facilitate this part of the journey for you.

This course isn’t called an ‘Intensive’ for nothing. Over our time together I will be immersing you in a spiritual and energetic world where you will be rapidly propelled into Connection and Awakening.

You may already be working with these energies. If so, terrific! Be aware that this course is about giving you a range of skills to create, and build upon, a solid spiritual and metaphysical foundation.

If you feel the call, if in your heart you know it’s time, then accept the challenge, step up and become who you always intended yourself to be!

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What we’ll cover on this Retreat:

  • An introduction to channeling, the various energies and forms through which this connection can take place, and how individuals have used this energy in past and current times for good works and healing
  • An initiation meditation and attunement to prepare you for accepting channeled energy
  • Channeling demonstration with Nicole’s Guides, allowing you a fantastic opportunity for questions and answers
  • Preparation for Channeling – Learn how to raise your auric vibration, energy levels and spiritual integrity so that you can channel effectively and safely. Nicole will discuss diet, sleep, right intent, meditation and prayer, and other forms of connection and purification. She will also talk about the importance of spiritual and soul growth, and what this actually means for you. You will learn about the role of the Lightworker as a Channel, and the inherent responsibilities this entails.
  • Connection to your Guides and energetic team.
  • Trance Channel – Learn how to Channel from a Trance state. This is the easiest form of energetic Channeling, but can also be the most unstable. You will find out how to safely “Step out of the way” so that your body can be used as an energetic medium for other energy forms.
  • Channeled Writing and Art – learn how to open yourself up to Divine Connection and Partnership to facilitate the glorious energies of co-creation. This is truly what it means to be Divinely Inspired. Wonderful if you are considering writing, teaching and speaking for a living.
  • Conscious Channel – learn how to open to that state of working with full consciousness, so that you are present and able to guide the flow of information, ask questions, and stay actively involved in this process. This is a natural progression from Trance Channeling and is the form Nicole uses most often.
  • Awareness Channel – A more subtle form of channeling, this is the one most commonly used by Lightworkers in the service of others. This allows you to help others in a respectful and immediate way by working with Mediumship, Guides, Angels and Beings of Light. Learn the protocols and universal laws associated with this technique.
  • Healing Channel – This ancient mystical tradition is only passed to those who will use it responsibly. It allows you to work with healing energy to alter energy patterns within the body, and for the planet.
  • You’ll learn how to give accurate readings for yourself and others, using a range of techniques. You’ll also learn how to give healings for yourself, others, and distance healings.

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New Skills and Shining Up of Old Ones:

The techniques taught in the retreat are sacred and powerful, and can only be used with discernment and for the Highest Good.  Expect that in using them, you will become increasingly balanced, connected and enlightened, and of greater service to others. Many things you tap into will be familiar to you from lifetimes of previous experience.

You will be shown how to do hands-on healing, intuitive healings and readings, and you will leave the retreat with a firm understanding of where your energetic gifts lie. Not all channeled forms will appeal to you – some you will excel at, while others may be more difficult or taxing for you.  This is all part of the learning process. Throughout the retreat Nicole will conduct channeled sessions with her own Guides to customise your learning experience. You’ll also be strongly connected into your Guides, a healing team, or whoever else is appropriate for your journey. This is only the beginning of a long and wonderful working relationship with the energetic realms. This retreat will help you commence and cement these energetic bonds.

You must be willing to follow some strict protocols in relation to preparation for the course to ensure the best possible results for yourself and others.  This will include one month of preparatory guided meditations and self-reflection activities and a sensible cleansing diet for five days before the course, including no alcohol or recreational drugs and limited caffeine.

The retreat is a hands-on course and numbers will be strictly limited.


The retreat will be hosted at Sangsurya, a peaceful ridge-top spiritual sanctuary amidst 10 hectares of sub-tropical gardens and walking trails, with a range of single or share accommodation options. The event will be fully catered with our own personal chef who has prepared an organic menu designed to lift your vibration and enhance your energetic connection. This tasty food will showcase the best of the Byron Bay region’s produce, and special dietary needs will be caringly supported.

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Who are we working with?

Nicole Cody was born into a long line of western women with powerful spiritual connection. During her twenties she was mentored by a group of Aboriginal Elders and initiated into many of their methods of channeling and healing. She began working professionally as a channel and psychic over twenty-five years ago, and has been involved in intensive daily meditation and spiritual practice since her teens.

On this course you will also be guided by Nicole’s spiritual team, each of whom have specific gifts and who are ready to hook you up to your own Guides. Your Guides have been waiting for you and they are matched to your talents and purpose. It will be like coming home to old friends.

Nicole also has a team of healers and energy workers standing by to give you extra support, to oversee our healing rooms, and to give each of you individual attention, support and energy work.

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Why now?

We are moving into the beginning of a new energetic age. The old ways are slow ways, and no longer well suited to the quickening energies of this dawning era. You will have felt the turbulence and quickening of these Universal energies. You’ll feel a resonance and a readiness for this next stage, and for being an important part of the process which will unfold this new era.

This is an important time to bring about positive change for individuals, families, communities, societies and the planet. You have gifts and energy to contribute to this time of shift and change.

Support for the Journey:

Everything you need to support your journey – before the event, during the retreat, and then when you get home – will be provided, including guided Meditations recorded specifically for this group, essential oil blends, a meditation tea, and crystals chosen by Nicole and programmed specifically for each of you. You’ll each experience an individual session with Nicole to help you truly understand your spiritual gifts and purpose; a personal healing and attunement in the healing rooms; and be gifted a Bush Flower healing essence blended just for you.

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How to Book:

To secure a place you must complete an expression of interest. Nicole will assess each application as to your readiness for this work. If at this time you are not ready, Nicole may suggest other courses to build your foundation skills and prepare you for working at this intensive level.


Places are strictly limited to ensure the highest level of individual attention, so please contact us immediately by emailing Dana Hartnell directly at to request your booking form. Or call us in Australia on +61 7 3256 0815 or 0438 438 775.

We look forward to sharing an incredible and life-changing journey with you.


Emerging from the Chrysalis – Your Butterfly Oracle for 2013

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“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”  ~ Author Unknown

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”  ~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

Here we are with 2013 stretching out in front of us, full of promise, and beckoning us to step into this flow of new life. What better symbol for this than the butterfly emerging from the chrysalis! So today’s post is an opportunity for you to give yourself a mini-reading by choosing the butterfly you find most appealing – each butterfly has a message about the qualities, opportunities and energies you can draw on in the year ahead.

Instructions for using today’s post

Scroll down through the following butterfly images and then let yourself come back to the one you are most drawn to.

When you have chosen your butterfly, scroll further down for your message. Trust that you will be shown what you most need in guiding you to make the best of 2013.

Love and Light,

Nicole ♥ xx

Butterfly Messages for Transformation…

1. Australian Painted Lady Butterfly

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2. Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly


3. Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

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4.  Peacock Butterfly

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5. Malachite Butterfly

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7. Black and White Butterfly

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8. Snake Butterfly

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♥ The Healing Message and Gift of each Image ♥

Each butterfly image has a message for you. I have also selected a crystal to best support the message and energies of change in your life.  You could wear or hold this crystal, pop it in your pocket, under your pillow or beside your bed. (If you’d like to know more about working with crystals click here) The Power Word is a word to remind yourself of the quality you most need right now.  You can turn it into your own personal mantra by saying “I choose ___________ ” (insert your Power Word). Your year can also be supported by an Australian Bush Flower Essence, chosen to enhance your positive transformation this year.

1.  Australian Painted Lady Butterfly:

♥ Message – This is the year for you to trust your creativity, to fill up the well that feeds your ideas and inspiration, and to start truly honouring your journey as an artist, no matter what your creative medium might be. If you need to polish your skills find a mentor, a class or a book, but most importantly BE creative.  Make music, make art, write, and don’t be afraid to experiment with expressing your creativity in a variety of ways. Let this be the year where you create what’s in your heart and express your soul’s magic.  ♥ Crystal – Amazonite  ♥ Power Word – Creating  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Pink Flannel Flower

2.  Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly:

♥ Message – 2013 is calling you to honour your physical vehicle – your body. This is a year for simplifying your life, for finding time for rest and play, for sleep, and for movement.  Look to create a routine and some structure in your life so that you can make time to allow your well-being to become a priority.  Whether it’s getting help with diet and nutrition, joining a yoga class, seeking health practitioners to help you heal, or just having more time for yourself and being out in nature, it’s time to put yourself first for a change.  You’ll be amazed at how transforming your well-being changes your life in ways you can’t begin to imagine.  ♥ Crystal – Jasper – whichever one you’re drawn to!  ♥ Power Word – Well-Being  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Sunshine Wattle

3.  Cairns Birdwing Butterfly:

♥ Message – You have wonderful ideas, you’re a true innovator, and in 2013 you need to find ways to develop and honour your leadership abilities. It’s time to stand out from the crowd.  Look for promotions or ways to start your own business, back your own ideas and respect your intuition in regards the opportunities and relationships around you. Teaching, coaching, leading, managing, writing and developing resources, problem solving and turning things around – that’s what this coming year is all about for you.  ♥ Crystal – Citrine  ♥ Power Word – Solutions  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Macrocarpa

4.  Peacock Butterfly:

♥ Message – Creating your castle is what 2013 is all about for you.  Your castle is a home where you feel safe and loved, where there are healthy relationships, clear boundaries with the world around you, a personal space that reflects your taste and interests, and time to enjoy your private space and personal life.  This year do all you can to create a better work/life balance. Get out into the sunshine, celebrate life with social time, curl up with a book on a Sunday afternoon for down time. Feel good about where you live, and the people with whom you share your space. ♥ Crystal – Green Jade  ♥ Power Word – Balance  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Bluebell

5.  Malachite Butterfly:

♥ Message – 2013 is a year of personal Mastery for you. No matter what your passions, interests, or area of expertise, this is a powerful year of positive transformation, where mastering skills and practices will open up so many opportunities for you that you’ll look back on 2013 as being the year where it all changed. This year invest in yourself. If you already have a level of Mastery, look to teaching and sharing your knowledge with others. If you have a weakness or issue that is holding you back, do all you can in 2013 to work through that issue and create lasting shift. It’s the beginning of big things for you!  ♥ Crystal – Labradorite  ♥ Power Word – Breakthrough  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Bush Fushcia

6.  Blue Morpho Butterfly:

♥ Message – This year is calling you to regain a sense of freedom in your life.  You need time for yourself, time for recovery and expansion of your soul.  You need travel and adventure and new horizons.  You need challenges that stretch you in the most positive of ways.  How can you devote time to your dreams this year?  How can you make a cherished wish come true?  How can you feel the wind beneath your wings? In all ways this year, look to nurture that sense of freedom. Let the wind take you where it will.  ♥ Crystal – Larimar  ♥ Power Word – Freedom  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Red Grevillea

7.  Black and White Butterfly:

♥ Message – 2013 is a year of dramatic progress and transformation with your intuitive and metaphysical abilities.  This year calls you to be more in touch with your emotions, your true thoughts and feelings, and your gut instincts.  It is also a year of psychic connection, growth and messages. Make sure that in 2013 you make time for meditating, for spiritual connection and soul time.  Work on purifying your body, detoxing and cleansing your physical, emotional and spiritual body. Look for courses, retreats and mentors to help you heal, grow and transform. You are part of the change we wish to see in the world!  ♥ Crystal – Chevron Amethyst  ♥ Power Word – Connection  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Pink Mulla Mulla

8: Snake Butterfly:

♥ Message – 2013 is the year of Reclaiming Your Power! The Snake Butterfly is a potent symbol of standing your ground, being brave and independent, being strong and self-reliant.  The Universe is calling you to step up and be bold this year.  No more being taken for granted, no more being pushed around.  Whether you are shy, exhausted, defeated, insecure – no matter what obstacle you face – Snake Butterfly is telling you that you have the power within you to withstand and overcome. Be bold in your choices, actions and decisions.  Make the change.  Give yourself your best life.  The Universe has your back this year so go for it!  ♥ Crystal – Tiger Iron  ♥ Power Word – Victory  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Illawarra Flame Tree

 ♥ I’m wishing you your best year yet!  Love and Light, Nicole ♥ xx

I’m off to run a Spagyrics Workshop…

“All you have to do is contemplate a simple grain of sand, and you will see in it all the marvels of creation. Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return there.” The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

“Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the Language of the World.” The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

There is a reason my blog is called Cauldrons and Cupcakes…

Today is much more about Cauldrons.

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So this weekend I’ll be teaching an eager bunch of students some Modern Alchemy…

Spagyricsics is the ancient Alchemical art of taking the Essence of Something and turning it into an Elixir. Homeopathy, naturopathy, herbalism, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) all owe a lot to this ancient art, which created the foundations by which remedies are created.  You can also see Alchemy at work in things like Bach Flower Remedies and Australia’s own Bush Flower Essences.  We’ll be starting with a simple foundation today, and making a few hand-crafted Single Essence Elixirs.

And of course there shall be food. No one can work or think on an empty stomach, so I’ve prepared lots of delicious organic treats and a yummy lunch.

I’m so excited – it’s going to be so much fun. 😀

Wishing you a wonderful weekend too, with just a sprinkle of magic! ♥ xx

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PS. One of my students sent me this pic this morning, and it’s so cute I had to include it.  After all, what’s a good Cauldron without a little Witchy?

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The Healing Power of Flowers and Fairy Blessings

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I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.  ~ Emma Goldman

Flowers are a precious gift from nature.  Their colour, fragrance, shape and texture have a marvellous ability to impart energetic and healing qualities to us.

My beautiful fairy friend Sokli (you can read about her here) and I chose these flower pictures for their energy and how this can positively affect you.  We have also meditated on each image to charge it up for you.

Here’s Sokli’s message to you:

Hiya. Hi Hi Hi! Remember that the Earth is your Mother too, and she loves you very much and so do we. Flowers is always a nice gift for yourselves and you don’t even have to pick them, you can grow them in your garden or go for a nice walk and drink up all their lovely goodness. Even perfumes that smell of flowers are good for you because they still have the magic in them from the flower. Flowers is to make us happy and to give us gifts. I love them very much and I hope you do too, and we made some nice flower presents for you so that you remember how much we love you. It’s a Mothers Day present for EVERYONE. Okay bye and thanks for being our friend. We love love love you Love from your friend Sokli xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Instructions for using today’s post

Today I want you to scroll down through the following images and then let yourself come back to the one you are most drawn to.

When you have chosen your flower, scroll further down for that flower’s specific gift to you in your healing journey.

I hope you enjoy this exercise as much as Sokli and I enjoyed putting it together.

Love and Light,

Nicole ♥ xx

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♥ The Healing Message and Gift of each Flower ♥

Each flower has a message for you. We have also selected a crystal to best support the message and energies of the flower you choose.  You could wear or hold this crystal, pop it in your pocket, under your pillow or beside your bed. (If you’d like to know more about working with crystals click here) The Power Word is a word to remind yourself of the quality you most need and that you are strongly attracting right now.  You can turn it into your own personal mantra by saying “I choose ___________ ” (insert your Power Word). The Australian Bush Flower Essence is a vibrational remedy that holds the energy and essence of a particular flower within it. This remedy will be supportive of you right now, and will help you open to positive change and healing.

♥ White Rose – Messages and love from the spiritual realms, loved ones watching over you, the need for self-care and self nurture in your life. ♥ Best Crystal – Rose Quartz  ♥ Power Word – Love  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Bottlebrush

 Liatris – Fertility, new creative ideas and partnerships, blooming self confidence and identity.  ♥ Best crystal – Citrine  ♥ Power Word – Becoming  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Macrocarpa

 Pink Lily – Inner strength, confidence, recognition of your worth, ability to act with grace and courage.  ♥ Best crystal – Tourmaline (any colour)  ♥ Power Word – Confidence  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Dog Rose

 Blue Iris – Rest, relaxation and unwinding of mental tension, an easing of what troubles you, help is at hand. ♥ Best crystal – Amethyst  ♥ Power Word – Clarity  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Crowea

 Nasturtium – Joy, sunshine, fun, friendship and laughter. Finding the path back to happiness. ♥ Best crystal – Aventurine  ♥ Power Word – Joy  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Five Corners

 Daisy – The natural world, nature spirits, fairies, physical healing, seeing the unseen, the healing power of nature. ♥ Best crystal – Jasper  ♥ Power Word – Trust  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Sunshine Wattle

 Hibiscus – Individuality, freedom to walk your own path, unique voice, flow and vitality. ♥ Best Crystal – Carnelian ♥ Power Word – Energy  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Little Flannel Flower