Eagles and Cups of Tea

“Farewell,” they cried, “Wherever you fare till your eyries receive you at the journey’s end!” That is the polite thing to say among eagles.
“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks,” answered Gandalf, who knew the correct reply.” 
~  J.R.R. Tolkien

We are always up early, here at the farm. Right now we have weaners (calves that are being weaned from their mums) locked up in the yards being fed hay and taught yard manners while their mums’ milk dries up so we start our day down at the yards feeding out and checking water.

At the back of our farm we have a wedgetail eagle nest – a giant platform of sticks large enough for us all to sit in (if we could climb that high!). This year the eagles have hatched and reared three fledglings, and while we worked this morning they all took flight, riding the thermals about our farm.

It made my heart swell to watch them all; the majestic father with a feather missing in the leading edge of his right wing, the slightly smaller mother and then these three tentative and still clumsy juniors. When they landed in a Sydney Blue Gum at the back of our orchard it looked like 2 large men and their dogs sitting in the branches, so big are these birds.

They were still resting there when we finished our morning chores so we sat out in the backyard with our mugs of tea watching them. We only came in again when they took flight and soared off over the ridge and out of sight. (I added a photo below of the golden glow that surrounded us this morning!)

I hope you get a little outdoor time or time for a quiet cuppa today too.

Take care of yourself and each other, all my love, Nicole ❤ xx

The Stop Go Man

“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.” 
~  Roy T. Bennett

 

Byron Bay has sunshine and farmers markets and great beaches and heaps of tourists and endless potholes. Our roads are in a constant state of disrepair, and there are always road crews out doing their best to keep them patched.

Wherever there are road crews there are also traffic controllers, or Stop-Go people, as I like to call them. It’s usually the same faces that we see, year in, year out. Byron is a small shire, after all.

Recently we’ve been stopped often just here (see below). The view is fantastic and there’s almost always an ocean breeze, so the long wait is not much of a hardship.

I like to wave at the traffic controllers, and thank them as we drive past. Almost always they smile or wave back, or at least acknowledge me with their eyes. Except this one bloke…

For over five years I could not create any kind of interaction. Every time we encountered him I’d wave and smile. If he saw me he never let on. Somehow that made me even more determined. Whenever I saw him I’d double my efforts. When that didn’t make a difference I began dancing in my seat and doing funky disco moves. I even made up songs for him.

Finally, one very cold morning earlier this year, after years of concerted effort, the traffic controller raised one finger off the Stop-Go sign in what is known in Australia as a one-finger wave. Motorists often do this on country roads as they pass one another, raising just one finger off the steering wheel.

I was beside myself!

‘Have a great day!’ I yelled as we drove past. And of course I waved one more time.

He was in that one spot on the road all week. Every day we’d go past, and each day I’d wave and yell out something positive, and every day he’d raise one finger then go back to being poker-faced.

Then I didn’t see him for months.

Until yesterday. He had his back to us, talking into his two-way radio as we drove up, but as we went past he turned and saw us. He raised one finger at me and smiled. ‘G’day, love,” he grunted, then turned away again before I could react.

Made my day, he did!

Wishing you all a fabulous day too, with waves and kind words and funky disco dancing,

Much love, Nicole  xx

Not my Stop-Go guy, but one just like him!

A Morning Dose Of Happiness!

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”
~ Lemony Snicket

 

Something wonderful happened to me yesterday morning!

I woke up with energy. After months of being unwell it was a precious gift. So we did something with all of that feel-good. We took an early morning drive down to the beach for a walk and then some breakfast.

Byron was golden with the early morning light. The sun was warm, the water too, and Ben and I walked hand in hand as Cafe Dog frolicked in the shallows. Meanwhile young Rufous was home having a big puppy sleep-in. He is still so excitable on beach walks, and seeing it was my first in a very long time, and being still weak as I recover from my recent illness, we left him napping – and he didn’t mind at all!

As we walked I found just the right beach rock. It felt good in my hand so I asked permission of the beach, and the Elders and the nature spirits, and I brought it home with me. I have a lovely little collection of Byron Bay beach rocks here that I have gathered over the past twenty years, just waiting for a special project I have in mind for them. I’ll tell you more about that tomorrow.

After our sunshiney walk we headed into a favourite haunt – Dip Cafe at Byron Bay. If you get a chance, do pop in! They have a fabulous $15 French Specials menu right now, as well as their regular delicious repast. I can highly recommend the savoury crepes, which I had for breakfast. So good. 🙂

How about you, dear friend? What acts of self-nurture and care are you taking for yourself this week? Please be good to yourself and live from kindness. For yourself and for others.

I’m slowly recovering, and grateful to be back to my regular morning meditations and blog writing sessions.

Sending so much love your way, Nicole <3 xoxo

Rufous, napping on the day bed. And yes, he’s managed to thoroughly coat himself and the day bed in mud!!!

Ben and Harry racing ahead while I stop to admire every shell and rock strewn before me…

Follow the paw prints!

A lovely beach rock, just waiting for me…

This one felt so good in my hand – a perfect meditation stone.

Delicious savoury crepes from Dip Cafe, Byron Bay

Cafe Dog, just waiting for a bite of something to fall from the sky…

Extra Links for You!

I’ve been singing the praises of Dip Cafe for a while now. Want to know more about the magic? This post pretty much sums it up: Magic – Byron Bay Style

Have you met Rufous yet? Find out more about our latest pup here: Meet Rufous – Brother to Harry Dog

And details on Harry, our Cafe Dog here: Harry – Cafe Dog!

Learn to Channel in 2017!

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Image from www.goodfon.ru

“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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Why I Know The Universe Supports My New Friday Scheme

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“These are the days that must happen to you.”
~ Walt Whitman

 

I decided recently, as part of my yearly Year of ME Planning Summit, to make Fridays ‘Ben and Nicole Days’.

I already have ‘Unplugged Sundays’. I started that last year, and it has been one of the best things I’ve ever done.

This year ‘Ben and Nicole Friday’ has been added into the mix. Ben’s always helping me out, or bending his days to fit around me. Fridays are now about me doing that with and for him. It’s a day where I will spend the day with my husband, doing whatever he needs me to do, or whatever we decide on collectively. This will help us to get some writing projects done, and some collaborative schemes. It gives us time for tidying and sorting and doing tax and working on our businesses and finance.

So, how did our very first ‘Ben and Nicole Friday’ go?

Well, we started with bloodtests for me. Lots and lots of bloodtests. Not so exciting. But necessary. After that the day was all uphill.

There was a trip to town. Coffee and croissants. Swims. Writing time. Naps in the air-conditioning because HEATWAVE just now in Australia!

Then the neighbours came round for a late afternoon swim in the pool.

Which turned into drinks and dinner.

And then this.

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I’m liking Fridays already. 😀

How about you? Are you making sure you’ve got time for what matters this year?

Lots of love, Nicole xx