The Energies of October – 2017

“This is how it works. I love the people in my life, and I do for my friends whatever they need me to do for them, again and again, as many times as is necessary. For example, in your case you always forgot who you are and how much you’re loved. So what I do for you as your friend is remind you who you are and tell you how much I love you. And this isn’t any kind of burden for me, because I love who you are very much. Every time I remind you, I get to remember with you, which is my pleasure.” 
~  James Lecesne


Hello, Lovelies :)

Let’s do a Happy Dance – October is here and with it comes energies of love, friendship, community and togetherness. It’s also a month for getting creative and for self-acceptance.


Cards for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for October for you: one from the Osho Zen Tarot Deck, and one from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the Oracle. Please note I don’t use these cards in the conventional way, but rather as a stimulus for channelled information.

Here is what I have received from each card:

“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.” 
~  Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq’ij of the Eagle Clan

October heralds a deep need within us for more meaningful connection and joyful authentic expression, even as other aspects of our lives or the world give us pause or worry.

It’s the perfect month to find groups with whom you share interests, or to start a group or a tribe of your own! It’s a month for family, for friendship and for community. It’s a time for supporting each other, or for asking for support for yourself or people or projects dear to you.

October encourages you to accept yourself just as you are. To love yourself just as you are. It also reminds us to accept others as they are, in that same spirit of heart-centered generosity.

This is a month for coming together, for celebrating, for finding joy in the everyday and for embracing the roles of nature, arts and culture in our lives. If you are an artist, a gardener, a writer, a musician or any other kind of creative this is a magical month for you as inspiration visits and your ideas clarify. If you or your home need a makeover this is a fabulous month for that too.

Never stuck with your art (or even started) because you’re a perfectionist or you have to be the best or not bother? You can break out of that and reconnect with your heart through art just for yourself this month. Expressing yourself creatively is soul work. It’s healing. It’s joyful.

You might be amazed what you learn about yourself. Get to it! But remember to take plenty of time out to refill the well from which your inspiration springs.

The second card I’ve chosen is Yang. This speaks to the magic we can create when we honour our art, and as we put our creative offerings (art, music, ideas, business, healing, legacy) out into the world.

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there. 

It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.” 
~  Ray Bradbury

In October, put energy into what matters to you, and to creating your vision and action plan for yourself, your art, your legacy or your business.

No matter what it is that you create or plan this month, put your whole heart into it. How to do that? Cut out the distractions so you can focus on being in the moment with whatever you are creating. Get stuff done, don’t just think about it or endlessly plan.

Use music, scent and motion to help lead you into that state where the creative magic happens.

Know that there is a place in the world for your offerings, and that this month supports you to dive deep into whatever that is.

Best crystals this month?

Red Jasper and Orange Calcite

Red Jasper is a stone for mental, physical and emotional rejuvenation. Deeply grounding, and it helps you connect to your heart and your truth.

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Orange Calcite connects you in to inspiration and is a wonderful beginner stone for tuning in to the spiritual realms. Expect accelerated connection with your Guides!

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Essential oils to support your journey?

I’m just loving Young Living’s Clarity and Believe blends for October. Use Clarity for focus, inspiration and breakthroughs. Dab a drop on your Crown Chakra and the soles of your feet, inhale directly or add to your diffuser. Use Believe when you are doubting yourself and want to find your confidence and self-belief. It’s great to inhale directly, diffuse or add a drop to Heart Chakra and inner wrists. A few drops added to your bath make for magical self-care.

Want to make your own blend? Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this month, but they also make a delicious combination for diffusing. Frankincense elevates our mood and promotes spiritual connection and intuition, Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed,  Ylang Ylang opens our hearts and is supportive when we feel anxious or overwhelmed, and Bergamot for joy, gratitude and optimism. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.


Whatever your focus in October, remember to take time for yourself, to get enough sleep, and to spend some time in your Happy Place (whatever that is for you) and in the healing arms of nature.

Lots of love, Nicole❤ xoxo

We’re On Retreat!

“God is all that exists. Every stone, flower, tree, animal and human being are on a spiritual journey to recognize their true self, their divine essence.” 
~  Swami Dhyan Giten


Today we move into our week-long meditation retreat.

It’s a time to go within. A time of discovery, connection and revelation.

A gift to ourselves of peace and spaciousness –  a gift of solitude and reflection in our otherwise busy lives.

Next week I’ll share some simple activities you can do at home to make the most of these energies that are so supportive of us as we journey within. And I’ll hold you all in meditation as I work with this group, including you in our soul work.

Sending much love your way,

Nicole  xoxo

Moonlight Meditation and Old Tree Energy


“It was the kind of moon
that I would want to
send back to my ancestors
and gift to my descendants

so they know that I too,
have been bruised…by beauty.”
~ Sanober Khan


I’m late posting today, because I was up so late last night.

Lats night I sat in meditation in a special crystal grid on my farm. It’s a grid where many of you are already represented. This grid is an Ancestors and Songlines Healing Grid. My Aboriginal Aunties taught me how to call in the energies for this grid. It’s powerful work for clearing old ancestral patterns of behaviour and thought, and old woundings that have been passed energetically to us through our family lines.

Last night I sat for hours with the full moon and the energy of the old trees on my property – entering meditation with the grid to clear these Ancestral and Karmic Lines.

Today I’m bone weary, but I feel so clear and strong. It was powerful work so I intend to be very quiet today, and let stillness and nature restore me.

I hope you’ll begin to notice shift and change now. Thank you for all of you who have also created grids for your ancestral lines.  (If you want to know how you can still do that, go here and download my free ancestor grid information sheet – click all the way through, but be aware that it may take up to an hour for the information to be emailed to you.)

On the evening of 29 December at 8pm Sydney time I will sit in meditation with the grid again, to open you up to your highest potential for this lifetime.

It’s not too late, if you’d like your name added to the grid. Please add your name below, or over at our page on facebook. I’ll program and add a crystal to the grid for you, so that you can be anchored into this energy too.

Hugs and love, Nicole <3 xoxo


What Divine Intervention Looks Like

“I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can’t change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.”
~ Charles de Lint

*All names have been changed to protect the privacy of those involved.

Yesterday, in the middle of the night, I received a facebook message. How did I know that? My phone dinged. I’d forgotten to turn off the ringer,and I’d forgotten to take it downstairs to put on the charger as I usually do each night. So as I turned it to silent I glanced at the message.

It was a reader of my blog. Alan – a 36-year-old man in Canada. A man in trouble. He has schizophrenia, induced from illness after travel vaccines many years ago. His illness has become uncontrollable. He has miserable side-effects from his medication. Alan was thinking about committing suicide. In fact, he was ready to take an overdose, and just wanted to reach out to me first.

As I texted with him on my phone I opened my iPad and brought up messenger. Another blog reader I know lives in Canada. I’ve never met her, but we’ve exchanged many messages. Susan is a mental health nurse. I thought maybe she could help.

I asked Alan for his address. Susan coincidentally lives in the same city. As I kept chatting to Alan via text and then Skype my friend made a call. She has two male colleagues, also mental health nurses, who live literally a block away from the man who had reached out to me. As I kept skyping, they went over to Alan’s apartment.

They knocked on his door and I told Alan that some friends were there to help him.

My involvement then ended.

I’ve heard this morning that they were able to get Alan to come to their workplace, where he was assessed by a new doctor. His previous doctor had not reviewed Alan’s meds in over ten years. The new doctor believes that the medication was unsuitable and was compounding Alan’s problems.

Alan is now in care, being assessed and getting help to come back to a place of balance. Thank goodness for my friend, Susan and her caring colleagues! Alan sent me a message this morning to thank me, and to tell me that he feels hopeful for the first time in many years. He has been offered a place in a support program.

What are the odds that a virtual stranger could contact someone on the opposite side of the world, and receive help from around the corner?

I’d call that an everyday miracle, wouldn’t you?


It’s Phone A Friend Day

“True friends walk

in when the rest of the world has walked out.”
~ Walter Winchell

There’s no great governing body that has declared today Phone A Friend Day. No. Sorry. It’s just me.

But still, I think it’s a good idea, and I hope you pay attention and adopt this worthy challenge. In a world where we are becoming increasingly stressed and socially isolated, love and friendship can maintain our emotional wellbeing and mental health, and a quick phone call helps to keep our support networks strong.

Today, don’t send an email or a text. Take five minutes and phone a friend, neighbour or family member.

Call someone just to say hi and see how they’re doing.

Call someone because you know they’ve had a rough time. Especially if that rough time happened a while ago. People forget too soon that others are still struggling.

Call someone because you know they’re doing well.

Call someone because you have news.

Call someone because you know they have news.

Call someone just because you care.

You never know what your call might mean to that other person. Or what it might do for you.

Nothing can replace that shared connection, and the sound of a friendly voice at the other end of the line.

Go on. Make the call, and make a difference. We could all do with a little more real connection.

Cafe Dog’s Advice For The Day

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“Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.”
~ Susan Sontag


Cafe Dog, or Harry, as others know him, has been logging up early morning cafe-time since he was just a pup.

Even though he’s a farm dog at heart he also loves his cafe runs. We go to a cafe most mornings.

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We have a favourite haunt near our post box in Brisbane for city coffee, and a couple of local cafes near the farm, all of which welcome dogs.

Harry has more friends at these places than we do. Dogs that say hello. People that come up for pats. Children that come for hugs and licks and playful games.

But this morning we hadn’t planned to go. Ben and I are tired. We’d hoped to sleep in. Or at least that was the plan.

We’ve been pre-occupied the last few days with family in hospital. It’s taken most of our time and all of our thoughts.

Truth is though, neither of us were asleep when a little dog leapt onto the bed and sat between us staring down. The only one in the whole house still asleep was Nurse Bert, who was snoring loudly.

Gently Harry shook my shoulder with his paw. Wake up, Mum. He moved over to Ben and patted his chest. Wake up, Dad.

‘Not this morning, mate,’ Ben said.

Harry jumped back up on the bed and nudged us both, smiling. Then he bounced down and stood by the door, squeaking with excitement. Cafe time.

Ben and I looked at each other.

‘Need a coffee?’ Ben asked.

‘Sure, why not?’ I said. As I said it I realised that I’d hardly eaten the day before. I was starving!

So, we find ourselves at our local cafe, and it feels good to be up so early and connecting with people.

The coffee tastes good too. Friends drop by and sit with us. A social, happy time. A bright point in our day. Good plan, Cafe Dog!

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Cafe Dog was right. It’s a little space in the day just for us. Soon enough all our time will be taken again and the day will creep away. But right now we have this bright fresh morning, some breakfast, the newspapers and friends to laugh and share with.

Life can often bring unexpected stress. Or maybe right now your life is just one rolling journey of stresses.

Taking a little time for yourself is a very good plan. And time at the start of your day charges your batteries and gets you off to a positive start.

Soul nourishment. That’s what our cafe time is all about.

The snacks and good coffee are just a bonus!

Cafe Dog and I hope you take a little time for yourself today too.

Sending lots of love your way, Nicole <3 xx

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All The Ways You Never Knew You Matter

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“Even very little things can change your destiny and throw you to a different path, to a different fate; you must never forget that even very little things have great powers!”
~ Mehmet Murat ildan


Sometimes we play a bigger role in the lives of other people than we can know. Your actions, choices and decisions ripple out before you, in waves of influence you will never be able to truly comprehend.

Yesterday on my facebook page, a dear woman named Jo who had a psychic reading with me last year wrote:

One year ago today you changed my life. You showed me what my life could be, and why things had happened the way they did. I have so much gratitude towards you that my heart is really too full for words. You helped lift such a massive weight off my shoulders. I would say that 90% of my PTSD healing came from your simple words “It was not your fault, your body didn’t fail you.” I will never forget that (and it still chokes me up), and although I struggle with the side effects of PTSD, I know that it happened for a reason, and that reason will be put to good use in the future. Thank you so much, you did so much for me in those 90 short mins <3

Another friend, Robyn, (yep I often become friends with people like Jo who come to me for readings or as students – birds of a feather flock together and all that…), wrote :

to Jo,  I may not know you, but I so love to hear someone making such a positive change in their life. Such simple words can be so powerful! Nicole you are awesome!

Oh my goodness.

The groundswell of emotion that rose in me when I read both of those messages… I can’t begin to tell you. My heart thumped in my chest, my eyes filled with tears. I needed to make myself a cup of tea and go sit quietly in the garden for a while.

We’re all so amazingly connected. This little conversation on facebook was proof of that. Our love and caring, our smallest gestures of support, build bridges for each other in times of trouble. At the time it might seem so inconsequential, but these small actions can have huge flow-on effects.

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How timely that Robyn noticed Jo’s post. How timely that she commented and that I was there to see it.

Because I had something very important that needed to be said.

I sat in the garden, had a little cry, drank my tea, and watched the birds awhile, until I had myself under control and could come back inside to my computer.

With a lump in my throat I write Robyn a comment of my own.

Hugs to you, Robyn – but you’re the one who is awesome – after all, it was YOU, my darling friend, who encouraged me to embrace the new, the morning I woke up on my thirtieth birthday and could suddenly see auras. If it weren’t for you I think I may have jumped off a bridge that day xx

So you see, I was there for Jo when she needed me. But I was able to be there for Jo because one day seventeen years ago Robyn was there for me.

It all sounded kind of jokey and lovey on facebook, but the reality of my birthday long ago was anything but. I’m not kidding when I say that Robyn saved my life that day. I almost went crazy with distress back then. It was a dark and confusing place, and I was questioning my very existence.

I’ll tell you all about it in tomorrow’s post. It’s time. It’s a story that needs to be shared.

Be kind to each other today, and never doubt the difference you can make, simply by being you, and taking  a moment to reach out to another.

Much love, Nicole <3 xoxo