10 Reasons Why You Need My End-Of-Year Retreat!

“Reach deep within, and reconnect with the essence of your being.” 
~  Bryant McGill

 

Do you need some time for recharging, reconnecting and being re-inspired? In late November I’ll be running my final residential retreat for 2017 in beautiful Byron Bay, Australia. It’s a special time of year for my team and I. We plan this retreat, no matter what the content focus might be, as a week of Soul Sanctuary – time for self-nurture, friendship, reflection, planning and the foundation of some truly life-changing habits.

This year’s theme is ‘Working With Crystals’.

Here are 10 reasons why you might need to be a participant on this retreat:

  1.  If you’ve always wanted to meditate and you don’t know how, or can’t seem to get into that space on your own, come join us. I’ll teach you a range of simple meditation techniques, including using crystals in meditation. You’ll also get to make a meditation mala to take home with you!
  2. If you are attracted to crystals, and own a few, but have no idea what to do with them, we can help you. This retreat is a Crystals 101 course – aimed at building a solid foundation of skills to help you choose, use and enjoy working with crystals in lots of different and helpful ways. Meditations, grids, mandalas, healing stones and talismans – we explore it all.
  3. If you want to explore and develop your psychic and intuitive skills in a safe and supportive environment, we’ll walk you through the basics and a few extra little steps, using easy and straight-forward methods.
  4. If you’d like to learn how to use tarot and oracle cards intuitively, to give readings for yourself and others, even if you’ve never done anything like this at all, come hang out with us. (And don’t worry if you’re already great at this because I’ll have some new insights for the old hands!)
  5. If you’ve ever used bush flower, bach or crystal essences, and wanted to learn how to make them for yourself, we’ll be showing you at retreat. You’ll take some home in your toolkit, and be gifted one made by Nicole just for you!
  6. If you’ve been interested in reiki or hands-on healing and energy work, but don’t know what to do, we’ll be teaching you some really simple techniques you can use for yourself, your loved ones and your pets.
  7. If you’d love a week of seasonal organic local ingredients, showcasing the best that the Byron Shire has to offer, lovingly prepared as high-vibration meals cooked by our own personal chef and her team – so that you leave retreat feeling healthy, nurtured and well nourished – this retreat is for you.
  8. If you’re hankering for connection with like-minded people, the chance to make new friends, and to work with a teacher who mentors you and holds space for you to be your very best self, a teacher who goes above and beyond in her connection with you, we’re your people. Come join us.
  9. If you want to actually make things, feel things and engage your heart and hands, you’ll love this very practical and hands-on retreat.
  10. If you want next year to be different, and to make the most of the energies of 2018, you need this retreat. 2018 is fast approaching, and its heart-centred energies support connection, collaboration, communication and community. It will be a year for expressing ourselves in the world, for starting and growing life-changing projects, for truly becoming more and offering more of our gifts, talents and wisdom. This Retreat will help you to understand the energies and opportunities of 2018, and get you started with a plan, a full spiritual tool-kit and a personal session with Nicole, focusing on how to make the most of the year ahead.

And did I mention crystals? Such a wonderful array to work with, and some special stones to take home!

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.

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

 

The Gift of a Quiet House, Away from People

“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.” 
~  Norton Juster

 

I’ve been struggling since my fiftieth birthday, trying to navigate the last of my psychic gifts. I’d known they were coming, but didn’t know what form they’d take. It sounds like it should be fun, doesn’t it? But it never is. It’s a shock to the system, which then requires major readjustment.

On my thirtieth birthday I woke to find I could see auras around people. I couldn’t turn it off, and it has never left me. It was just something I needed to learn to live with. On my fortieth birthday I suddenly saw auras and energy around animals, plants and places. How could I walk on the grass, or pluck an apple from the tree? It confounded and disturbed me for months. Until I became used to it.

These last gifts? There are several but one has been more unsettling than the others. When I touch someone, or stand near them and tune in, I can feel all of the emotions and energies within their body. All of that messiness and complexity – the conscious and the subconscious and the deeply buried – it all courses through me until I can scarcely breathe.

It happens when I put my hand on my dogs too. Or on a tree or a stone. But those experiences are different. Those energies calm and soothe me.

The mala for my Temple of Light Retreat. Each different bead represents one of the students on the course, or of others I am working with in meditation.

I am home at my farm again after a week of being in the city. I’m so grateful for the geographic isolation of our home here. I can’t feel our neighbours or their energy unless I consciously tune in. There’s no steady stream of feelings and images the way there has been in the city, where people are crowded all around us. Instead I have silence and peace.

What a relief after the onslaught, especially of the recent deep connections I have had with my aging mother-in-law who is in the early stages of dementia, complete with paranoia and confusion.

Last night I stayed up to meditate after Ben and the dogs turned in for the night. As they fell asleep I felt them withdraw their energy, and the house became still and quiet and clear. I sat down and lit a candle, prayed for the world and then meditated with my October crystals and my mala beads for the students on the two retreats I ran earlier this year. In the quiet space magic happened. I could hold each mala bead between my fingers and tune in to my students effortlessly. In the quiet I could feel my mind and thoughts stretch out in ripples from me. I could hear the earth breathing, and the animals sleeping, and the owls and frogs and night creatures conversing with one another. I went to bed calm and reassured. I understood that eventually I’ll adjust to these new abilities too.

When I woke this morning at 4am I returned to meditation. And when I was done I enjoyed the quiet a little longer before my husband and the dogs began to stir.

There is something restorative about a quiet evening house or early morning meditation space. Perhaps you aren’t on the same path I’m on, navigating new psychic abilities without an instruction book, but I am sure that having a little time to yourself in solitude at the close or opening of day will serve you well.

Sending so much love your way, Nicole  xoxo

PS – Want to learn to meditate and work with crystals, to make your own mala beads and to develop a strong spiritual practice for your own development? We still have a few places left on our final residential retreat for this year – Working With Crystals. You can be a complete beginner or more advanced in your abilities and practices, and this course will still suit you. Click on the link here to find out more.

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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.

 

 

Learn to Channel in 2017!

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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 ever wanted to learn to channel?

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?

Do you want to learn how to work more intuitively?

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

From 29 April to 4 May 2017, I’m hosting a residential retreat at Byron Bay, Australia, to teach you how to safely and easily tap into your own psychic and intuitive abilities.

In fact, this retreat is only part of the Intensive. There will be two weeks of simple preparatory exercises and an online course and forum before the retreat, and then there will be post-course exercises and teachings for the month following the course. This will you will come to the retreat ready to work and in the best possible space for your success. After the retreat I’ll help you integrate what we have learned and easing you back into life without losing your connection to all you have opened up to. I’ll be on hand to answer your questions, and to share the journey. During this entire time I will hold you in meditation twice a day.

Want to get a taste of what it’s like to attend one of my retreats? You might like to read this post and watch the video there.

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Channelling enables us to connect with our Higher Selves – helping us to live from a place of self-knowledge and self-acceptance. It helps us to connect with our authentic nature and our talents and gifts. This enables a much clearer understanding of ourselves and of a life path that will be meaningful to us. Channelling can also facilitate connection to Guides, Angels, those who have crossed over, other Light Beings, and Spirit.

When we channel we co-create with Source Energy, amplifying our own innate talents and gifts, and bringing through healing, insights, ideas and wisdom for the benefit of self and others. Effectively, when we move into a channelling space we step out of isolation and into a place of support, connection and flow. It’s a place where we can continue to evolve and grow as we move towards becoming the best possible version of ourselves for this lifetime.

Channelling has always been a natural progression of ability for Aware Souls.

 

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This Intensive Retreat is about helping you come back to your true soul-centre. It’s about getting you ready to do the work you came here to do, or advancing your existing work in the world.

On this course I’ll explain and demonstrate many different forms of channelling and intuitive work. And then I’ll teach them to you. This is also the first year where I will guide you through a deeply personal Vision Quest for this next chapter in your life to help you get clear about your Soul Path.

To attend this course you must feel ready in your heart to step into this place of deeper self-awareness and soul connection, and be prepared to follow where that path may lead. For some of you this will mean stepping into service in some new way. For some of you it will mean a deepening of your existing work or practice. And for some of you it will turn your life upside-down as you are shown paths and possibilities that are in better alignment with your soul energy, and which are very different to your current life.

This course will open your psychic channel and enable deep intuitive connection as a way of life. This doesn’t mean you’ll need to adopt a spiritual name, begin wearing tie-dye and start waving crystals around. It just means that it’s time for you to step into being your most authentic self. That path may simply be one of self-work and self-awareness. You may have a life path as a writer, an artist or a creator of policy. You may choose to work within business, in governance and the structure of our society, or shaping the future of our world. Or you may choose to work as a healer, a teacher, a guide and counselor for others. It is okay to not have clarity about your direction yet – what is important is your commitment to growth, and your desire to work in service to others or the wider world in some way. There will be time on this retreat for you to seek clarification and guidance about your next steps in life, and in service to others.

Throughout the retreat I will conduct channelled sessions with my 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’ll also be gifted hand-chosen crystals, essential oils, and a range of other tools to help you with your journey. Our personal chef will be supporting us too, with delicious organic foods that are carefully chosen and lovingly prepared.

Please note that I will be screening all applicants to ensure that our workshop is a safe and supportive working space and that you will cope with the work we are about to do together. If you are not yet ready for such an immersive experience I will suggest alternatives to help you prepare for entry to the next course we run. The retreat is a hands-on course and numbers will be strictly limited.

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What we’ll cover on this Retreat:

  • What it really means to be a Lightworker
  • Learning to meditate to achieve ‘Zen Connection’
  • An introduction to channelling, 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
  • Channelling demonstration with Nicole’s Guides, allowing you a fantastic opportunity for questions and answers
  • Vision Quest – A 17 hour period of deep, personal journey-making, guided by Nicole
  • Channelling healing and knowledge for ourselves
  • Connection to a new High Order Guide or a deepening of our existing connection
  • Accessing the Akashic Records for ourselves
  • Preparation for Channelling – 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, prayer, and other forms of connection. 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.
  • Trance Channel – Learn how to Channel from a Trance state. This is the easiest form of energetic Channelling, 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.
  • Channelled Writing, Thoughtforms 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 Channelling 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.
  • Merge-Form Channelling for working with objects and places
  • Channelled healing and energy work techniques for self and others
  • Techniques for giving professional energy and psychic readings for others

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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.

THERE ARE ALREADY ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT ON THIS COURSE, AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE ARE ADVERTISING IT! IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US YOU NEED TO LET US KNOW AS SOON AS YOU CAN.

Places are strictly limited to ensure the highest level of individual attention, so please contact us immediately by emailing Dana Hartnell directly at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com 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.

Nicole’s other Retreats in 2017:

June 17 to 22 – Temple of Light Shamanic Meditation Retreat. Imagine that you could learn one simple meditation technique that would allow you to access an energetic destination which is multi-layered and will last you an entire lifetime in terms of the insights, wisdoms and developments that it will help you to manifest for yourself and others. That is what the Temple of Light ™ is all about. No matter what your current level of knowledge, spiritual connection or metaphysical ability, this technique will work for you. Over this six day immersive experience, Nicole will guide you through a series of meditation and self-reflection exercises designed to open you up to your pure nature, your Soul’s Truth, and the talents and gifts within you. The Temple of Light ™’s energetically connected ‘rooms’ will provide you with a beautiful and sacred shamanic template that will allow you to manifest immediate change in your life, and to rapidly accelerate both your personal and spiritual development. Whatever your interests, the
Temple of Light ™ will provide you with what you need, customised to your own energy and purpose.If you are interested in developing psychic or metaphysical skills, creating healing energy, or gaining access to creative or financial flow, this is the workshop for you.

November 25 to December 1 – Working with Crystals – Level 1. This will be the first time I have offered this as a residential course. An immersive and intensive experience where I will show you how to select, clear, charge and program crystals. I’ll show you how to use them for meditation and healing, to support the chakras, to support intuition and psychic awakening, as a channelling tool, for manifestation and for creating energetic spaces. I’ll also teach you the fundamentals of crystal gridding and crystal essence making, and how to choose crystals for others. Lots of meditation and energy work, lots of stones to take home, and lots and lots of fun!

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