So Much Excitement ‘Cos… NEW CRYSTALS ARE COMING!!!

“I’m an adventurer, looking for treasure,” he said to himself.” 
Paulo Coelho

I have a friend who is an adventurer. Dan is his name, and we met at university a long, long time ago. Dan is the kind of guy who packs a rucksack, buys a ticket to some obscure destination and then starts walking. He is that old-fashioned kind of off-the-beaten-track traveller who almost seems to exist in a parallel dimension, so different is his life to most people I know. He’ll travel by mule train, bus, jeep, cargo boat, ferry, motorbike or river raft. He goes deep into countries most people fear to travel. He looks like a bearded nomad and is burned bronze, lean-limbed and able to communicate in several languages and dialects.

Dan and I came to a happy agreement some years ago. He loves to look for treasure, and in his distant past he was a geologist. For a crystal-loving girl like me Dan is a dream come true! Our relationship is this: I give him a wad of cash, he goes off on his adventures, I hear little or nothing from him and then three months or six months or a year later he comes home again and he has swapped my money for rocks, minus a little he’s used for living expenses.

Dan’s been gone since November last year, but I’m catching up with him on Saturday to collect his latest haul of crystals for me. I can’t wait to see what treasures he’s unearthed, and they come just in time for my Brisbane pop-up shop at the end of the month (details here).

I feel like a kid at Christmas, staying up to wait for Santa!

I promise I’ll post pics when we’ve unwrapped all the goodies he has for us.

Much love, Nicole ❤ xx

PS – Pop Up Shop and June Workshops:
All my gorgeous new crystals will be available at my upcoming Pop Up Shop!

If you’re looking for some extra support for your spiritual journey check out my upcoming Pop Up Shop, Channelling Night and One Day Workshops in Brisbane 29 June to July.

The Pop Up Shop runs over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Workshops are over Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday June 30 I’ll be teaching Foundation Spiritual Practices (the things I used to develop my own psychic and intuitive skills, self-awareness and compassion), and on Sunday July 1 I’ll teach Meditation and Mala Making (this second workshop is brilliant if you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, stuck or suffering from anxiety or depression). No matter what level you’re at I’ll have something for you on my program. More details here!

All details are on my EVENTS tab at the top of my blog post or here at this link.

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 to understand their energies, how to tune in to them, and how to use them effectively in my life.

I know that many of you will also have a little stash of crystals in your possession, and perhaps a wearable stone or two. But I am sure you are not making the most of them. There is so much that you can do to support yourself with the energies of stones, and I’d love to show you how!

Come join me on Retreat, here in beautiful Byron Bay, Australia, from 25 November to 1 December, 2017. Over our week together I’ll teach you a solid foundation of skills and knowledge for choosing and working with crystals. I’ll also share practices with you to help support you on your journey, and develop your natural intuitive and psychic abilities. You’ll learn simple energy healing techniques, meditation and reflective journalling and card readings, all supported by crystals.

We’ll work together to craft our own tools for energy healing, as well as learning to use crystals to make essences, grids, mandalas, and meditation malas – among other things. And we’ll make a personal crystal talisman as a touchstone for the energies of 2018. (You’ll also be the first to hear about the new year’s energies and how you can welcome them in and use them to advance your life.)

My retreats are much more than just a learning environment. They are a safe place for your Soul to evolve. They are a coming together of like-minded people for sharing and connection, and they are a journey that will accelerate your understanding of and love for yourself and your place in the world.

You’ll go home after Retreat relaxed, well-fed (the food is divine!), energised and with a full toolkit of crystals, a solid spiritual practice for your own ongoing development, new friendships, peace in your heart, and a warm glow from being nurtured, supported and revitalised.

This week will suit everyone from complete beginners to those of you who are advanced in your personal or professional practice. It’s also a week where you will be able to recharge after the big year that 2017 has been, and where you will be able to prepare yourself for the new year and all its possibilities.

This is the first time we’ve offered the Working With Crystals retreat, and I know this will book out very quickly.

To find out more email my wonderful PA, Dana Hartnell, directly at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com and she’ll send you some more information and an Expression of Interest form just as soon as she can.

We look forward to having you join us for a very special and transformative experience.

Much love, Nicole ❤ xoxo

PS – Want to watch a short video that captures the spirit of our retreats? Go here.

 

 

My Kind of Happiness – Mystical Crystals

 

“Live what you love and what you love will fill your life.” 
~  Jodi Livon

Many years ago when I lived in the Kimberley – that wild outback corner of remote Western Australia – my Aboriginal Aunties showed me how to make stones sing, and how to infuse them with the energies of plants and places.

I’ve put that knowledge to good use this past few months as I have prepared crystals for my final two retreats of the year.

Yesterday I walked our farm here in Byron Bay, digging up crystals that have sat beneath trees and significant plants as the sun and moon have transitted overhead for many months. The crystals are all natural beauties, and now they hold qualities beyond their original energies – just like my students will soon, when we have finished our retreat together.

Today’s task is to write in each journal I will gift my students, adding a photograph of the plant under which their stones have come into their additional qualities, and an explanation of what those energies are.

It’s a labour of love that will take many hours, but I have ample tea and my little farmhouse has been transformed into a workstation for stones and books and bags and other gifts and tools we shall use together on this next retreat, which begins on Saturday.

There are many other things in store for my participants, but I shan’t disclose them here because I don’t want to ruin the surprises! This retreat is my Temple of Light – a shamanic guided meditation retreat, and one of my favourite and most transformative meditation techniques ever.

Our final retreat will be in Byron Bay, Australia, from Saturday 25 November to Friday 1 December – a delicious week of Working With Crystals, where I’ll be teaching you how to connect, heal, create, infuse, grid, program, meditate and make magic with crystals. This is the first time I will have shared most of this information. I’ll be teaching the sorts of things you can’t learn from books, the sorts of things that have been passed to me by other Elders, and of course my Aunties. It’s a very Soul Sanctuary affair, this final retreat of the year, full of learning but also of rest and rejuvenation energies. So there will also be time for beach swims and little adventures in Byron Bay and some pool time in our bright summer sun. And yes, it’s suitable for total beginners as well as advanced practitioners.

Perhaps you’d like to join us? If so, please email my wonderful PA, Dana, at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com

We’re in the final madness that is retreat prep right now, so Dana won’t be able to send you information until early next week, but we know this final retreat for 2017 – like all my retreats – will fill up very fast, and we will send information to our list in the order we have received it – ie first come, first served.

Meanwhile, I must get back to my stones and journal work.

Sending love and blessings to you all, Nicole  xx

 

And the Winner is…

“As I walk through the wilderness, my eyes and my heart are pulled towards the thicket, the ever-changing landscapes, the gentle daisy and the old beloved stones; as I marvel at the timeless complexities of creation, Nature never disappoints me.” 
― Amelia Dashwood

 

We had so many entries for our meditation stones competition! It was hard to choose just one winner, but we have and that person is Jo-Ann Chrome. Jo-Ann, can you please contact Chelsi at chelsi@cauldronsandcupcakes.com with your contact details? I’ll need to touch base with you so that I can create your very own guided meditation to use with the stones.

Meanwhile I have been very busy meditating with two more meditation stones for August. You use both stones together, and as part of the month’s prize I will again record a personal guided meditation just for the winner!

 As I hold these stones in my hand each day for the month of August I meditate with the intent that they will hold energies in a way that can be transferred to the user.

The first stone is petrified wood from Longreach. I found this on one of my many Australian outback adventures. It is this month’s Anchoring Stone and its energies help us to stay grounded, clear and calm, connecting into our bodies, and to the earth and nature.

The energies and intention infused into the Longreach Petrified Wood are that the holder moves from pain and fear to calm and acceptance of all that is. That the many layers of old thoughts, feelings and hurts fall away, leaving only love and wisdom. It is also a stone for calling in Guides and Ancestors to watch over you. It will reduce inflammation and promote circulation. It feels so comforting in my hand, and I know you’ll find it a comfort too.

The second stone is the Connection Stone, and it is a delicious rough Smoky Citrine Phantom Quartz that I found in the river bed behind our house. Connection stones connect us to Universal energy, as well as to Angels, Guides, Ancestors and our own wise soul energy.

This special crystal treasure holds energies of the volcanic cradle that is Byron Bay, and it will help you to shed old patterns and ways of being so that you can come into deeper alignment with your true self. It’s a stone of emotional healing and spiritual awakening.

The Smoky Citrine Phantom Quartz is protective and promotes joy. It’s also a stunning stone for connecting you to past life wisdom and to creative ideas that are waiting to be brought forth through you.

I adore the combination of these two natural Australian stones. Do they feel good to you too? Their energy is very strong and clear and they work very well together.

All of the love and energy and intention that I pour into these stones will be available for the user in their own meditation. It’s also okay if you’ve never meditated before. I’ll send you instructions!

Thank you, everyone, for your entries into the July competition. It meant so much to me to read your words, and I want you to know that I’ve added you all to my healing meditations and said a prayer for each of you.

We’ll post details about how to win this month’s stones soon, and I’ll also be giving away a set of stones every month between now and December, so there are still plenty of chances for you to win.

Biggest love and hugs to all of you, Nicole   xoxo

 

Win these beautiful meditation stones!

“Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives.” 
~  Brené Brown

 

Do you remember the stones in that picture above?

I have meditated with them every day in July, after which they have sat in a crystal grid here on my farm. They are all charged up now, and ready to be passed on to whomever is meant to have them.

The plain rock is just a stone, but it holds the energies of the ocean and the earth. It is an anchoring stone. And it comes from Byron Bay, which is a place of great healing and transformation. As I have held it in my hand for the month of July I have meditated with it, with the intent that this stone will hold those energies in a way that could be transferred to someone else.

The energies and intention infused into the Byron Bay Beach Rock are that the holder comes to know and understand their body and how to honour and take care of it to give lasting health and wellbeing. This knowledge will also contribute to a state of inner calm and of self-care.

The plain stone is the Anchoring Stone, which helps us to stay grounded, clear and calm, connecting into our bodies, and to the earth and nature.

The crystal is the Connection Stone, enabling us to connect into our intuition, Higher Self, Guides, Ancestors and the Divine. I found this one in Tasmania, Australia, and it energies are strong!

The energies and intention infused into the Tasmanian Quartz Crystal are a deep connection to the user’s ancestral line, intuition, Guides, Angels, the Divine – facilitating a stronger understanding of the user’s individual talents and gifts, and those that have been passed down through their ancestral lineage. All of this will help to give clarity of life path.

All of the love and energy and intention that I poured into these stones is now available for the user in their own meditation. It’s also okay if you’ve never meditated before. I’ll send you instructions! This prize comes with a meditation recorded just for you.

I’m so glad that this idea found me, so that the right stones can find you.

 

Instructions on how to win these stones:

Do one of any of the following;

  1. Write a comment on this post, explaining why you want to win these stones
  2. Post a comment on our facebook page, explaining why you want to win these stones
  3. Post a comment on your facebook page and tag us in (use @cauldronsandcupcakes and @nicolecody)
  4. Post a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #c&cJulyrocks and in your description explain why you want to win these stones
  5. Send us an email to chelsi@cauldronsandcupcakes.com explaining why you want to win these stones

This competition closes on August 23rd at 8pm Brisbane time, and I’ll announce the winner on August 24th.

Good luck!

Meanwhile I’m working with new meditation stones for August, but I’ll tell you more about them in another post.
Hugs and love, Nicole  xoxo

Join Me In Sending Love and Light to Close Out 2016 and Welcome In 2017

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“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
~ Barack Obama

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
~ Andy Warhol

 

Here on our farm I’ve made a special healing grid for us,to help close out the energies of 2016 and all of the years before that which were the previous energetic era – the one that stretched all the way back to before the time of Christ.

It’s also to welcome in the new energetic era, and the fresh bright energies of 2017, which actually show up and begin to have an early influence from today – December 17, 2016.

This crystal grid began in a humble way, anchored by an Aboriginal stone club head representing masculine energy, and a selenite fish tail representing feminine energy. Both of those stones were ringed by Cockatoo Dreaming beads (painted seeds). Within that ring were tumbled clear quartz and ruby in fuschite.

Extending out from the beads were a ring of chevron amethyst. Beyond that, natural quartz generator points, tumbled quartz and black tourmaline.

That was the foundation of the grid.

 

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I created the grid for energetic support for us as we shift from the old energy into the new. For support from our ancestors and guides as we shift old family patterns and beliefs that no longer serve us. As we pattern-break for ourselves and our loved ones.

I created this grid to help our feet find our souls’ own songlines so that we can become part of this great shift of consciousness by being who we came here to be, and doing what we came here to do as we move into 2017 and this dawning new energetic era.

The grid is anchored too by the energy of an ancient Crow’s Ash tree, whose boughs the grid sits beneath. Can you feel the energy of this gracious and wise old tree when you tune in to the grid?

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Now I have added so many more stones to this grid. Each stone stands for a person, and their family line. Each stone has been chosen and held by me, as I say that person’s name and offer a prayer of dedication that all that no longer serves be cleared from their family line, returning their family to a place of love, flow and abundance. I have asked that this person find their path, and live the life that is their highest potential.

There are over 600 stones in the grid now. 600 people, radiating love and positive shift to so many more.

I will be adding more stones to this grid until 12pm on Tuesday 27th December, 2016. (That’s Sydney, Australia time) If you’d like to add your name, please let me know in the comments below.

If you’ve already asked there is no need to ask again. I have you.

There’s another way you can help. You can make your own grid. For details go to the Free Stuff section in my shop, and select the Ancestral Healing Grid Instructions. (And be aware that it may take an hour or so for the information to be emailed after selection of this option.) It’s easy to do, even if you’ve never done something like this before.

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One of our readers, Anke Szillat, also asked if I could add a focus stone to the grid, so that you could focus on that crystal and pour your love into it, to be shared with all other beings as the grid radiates out its energies.

It was such a beautiful suggestion (Thank you, Anke!) so I reworked the grid yesterday to include a massive raw rose quartz crystal as our point of focus. If you think of that stone and send love and light to that stone, or perhaps energetically link that stone to a stone or grid of your own it will help to activate and anchor points of love and light all over the world.

You’ll see the big rose quartz in the photo above. The grid has already changed since we took these pictures, but I’ve been too busy programming and dedicating stones to upload any more yet. I promise to do so in the coming days, including pictures of the rocks I’ve chosen for each person in the grid (with pictures taken of smaller grids and your names added beneath. Check out my Cauldrons and Cupcakes page on Facebook or Instagram for more updates.)

Until the 27th I will add more stones to the grid. The stones will sit under the sky, and be supported by the sun, the moon and stars, the rain and the wind, the good earth and all of the ancient trees. It will be supported by my twice-daily meditations, and by your own thoughts, intentions, meditations and well-wishes.

On the evening of 29 December, 2016, at 8pm Sydney time I will sit in meditation with the grid, to open you up to your highest potential for this lifetime. In this meditation I will ask the Universe, your Guides and Ancestors to help you to find your songline (this is your own personal calling or highest purpose) and soul path in 2017. I will ask that you be given every guidance to help you to make the best choices for yourself and your highest good. I will ask that you be guided to do all that you came here to do, and to be all that you came here to be. I will sit in meditation and hold space for us, our planet, and our unfolding future.

Join me, from wherever you are, any time on the evening of 29 December if you feel to. I’d be so humbled and honoured to have your energy and intention in support with mine. Let’s be the change. Let’s anchor this positive new energy. Let’s create the shift in consciousness in ourselves, and in the healing of our lives, our families and communities.

Thank you, and much love, Nicole <3 xoxo

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Win a Chlorite Phantom Quartz

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“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
~ W.B. Yeats

 

Hello Lovelies,

I promised that during our Journal Challenge I would be having some giveaways, and here is the most precious of them all. A stone from my own personal and much-loved collection.

This is only a small crystal – in fact, as you can see from the picture, it is just over an inch long and oh so magical. Alas my photos don’t do this stone justice. There are whole worlds inside this crystal.

But size truly is irrelevant. This is a powerhouse of a stone! This crystal is a Chlorite Phantom Quartz – an Australian stone, from the wilds of the west coast of Tasmania. Originally the crystal stopped growing, and then was covered with a mineral called chlorite. At some stage the crystal began growing again and now the original crystal is still apparent inside the larger stone – a crystal inside a crystal. That is why it is now called a Phantom. Other names include a Ghost stone or a shadow or spectre crystal.

This Phantom Quartz will help to focus your meditations, and to connect you with your guides. Additionally, with the energy of the Chlorite Phantom, this stone can help you connect deeply with the Great Mother (Earth), nature, and the devic kingdom (all of those lovely fairies and their friends). It will reawaken your memories of similar connections from other lives, and gently open you up to your spiritual and metaphysical gifts.

Additionally, I programmed this crystal during the 2012 Transit of Venus as a Devotional Crystal. This makes the stone exceptionally powerful as a tool of personal transformation.

For a chance to win this magical crystal add your name to the comments at the bottom of the page for a place in the draw. For additional entries in the draw go over to the Cauldrons and Cupcakes facebook page. Add your name to the post about the crystal draw and get an additional place. If you share this post or the facebook post on social media you get five extra places in the draw for every share.

I’ll put all of your names into a hat and make the final draw at 4pm Brisbane time on Sunday November 23. The winner will be announced on facebook straight after the draw, and then on the blog the following day.

Good Luck!

Nicole xoxo

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One More Sleep ’til Retreat!

Enchantment by Josephine Wall

Enchantment by Josephine Wall

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

 

It’s only one more sleep until I head off to run my Advanced Channeling Retreat. I’m so excited I could just about bust! 🙂

For the last eight weeks I have been readying myself. I have crafted, created and selected tools for each of my students. I have worked through rituals and meditations to help me prepare, so that I can best serve those who will be joining me.

The old and ancient trees around my farm have been hosting specially chosen Australian crystals that have been charged up by the energy of the tree (variously Hoop Pine, Ghost Gum, Bunya Pine, White Cedar, Teak, Tallowood, Magnolia), the moon, the Super Moon transit, the stars, the sun, the earth, and the various creatures wandering around the wild spaces of my home. I’ve gathered them in now, ready for my students.

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For the past month I have held my students in my meditations twice each day. I have held them in my heart, and they have been constantly in my thoughts.

In this past month I have set my students homework, and given them guided meditations to follow. We have all been working towards this time together.

So now it is down to this. One more sleep and we shall all be together, working and learning and sharing. One more sleep and my students will begin creating a solid metaphysical foundation on which to build the strong manifestations of their dearest dreams.

It’s such sacred work. I pour my everything into this time before, and then during our retreat, and then after, when I will continue to hold my students in twice daily meditations for another month.  I feel so honoured to walk this path, and to guide them, in the way that my Aunties guided me.

I’ll still be blogging from our beautiful sanctuary at Sangsurya in Byron Bay, so I’ll keep you posted. I’m sure there’ll be some magic happening.

Big hugs and much love,

Nicole xx

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*PS – I’ll be running the Beginners Level Channeling course in June, 2015, and there are still a few spots left. If you contact my wonderful PA, Dana at info@nicolecody.com she can send you the information. But be patient. She’s coming on retreat too, so she won’t get back to you for a week or so.