What Does It Mean When You Keep Pulling The Same Oracle Or Tarot Card?

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“Repetition rings a bell!” 
~  Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

I received an email last week, and then another and then another. They all said the same thing although they were written by different people, so I’ll quote just one of them below, which can stand for all the other ones just like it:

Dear Nicole, I think all my Oracle and Tarot decks must be broken. I keep pulling the same card almost every week. This has been happening for me since mid last year. When I go to another deck I pull a card that has almost the same images or the same message. How do I fix this or do I need to throw them away and buy some new cards? Can you suggest any? Love from S

Has this ever happened to you?

It sure has happened to me.

Here’s the card that forced me to choose a whole new deck back in the day, after it just kept coming up on almost a daily basis (it’s from the Self Care deck by Cheryl Richardson):

Funny thing is, my new Doreen Virtue deck was broken too. Because look what card kept coming up for me:

Apart from the stupidly obvious same-same graphic (Hay House, is this the ultimate recycling of images?) the message, energy and feel of the card was exactly the same as my previous deck.

Sigh.

My decks weren’t broken. I didn’t need new ones. I just needed to pay better attention.

When we find ourselves drawing the same card over and over be assured that it is repeating because we have not yet truly understood and integrated the message. Furthermore, we may have understood the message but ignored it.

The fastest way to get a different card is to pay attention to the one that keeps showing itself to you. Act on that.

Back when this card kept showing itself the Universe and my Higher Self knew that what I most needed was rest. But I sure wasn’t paying attention to that message until that second deck’s card (the very first one I ever chose) hit me like a brick to the face. That very day I closed down my corporate business and began to focus on my healing journey in earnest. So much magic and goodness came about from finally paying attention to the message I was being presented.

If the same card keeps coming up for you I also suggest pulling four more cards to do a reading for yourself about why this card keeps appearing:

  1. Choose the first card in response to the question What is this card showing me right now?
  2. Choose the second card in response to the question What obstacles are blocking my path about this situation?
  3. Choose the third card in response to the question What opportunities are presented by this situation?
  4. Choose the fourth card in response to the question What is my best way forward?

Here’s how I used that process myself:

I hope you found that helpful!
Lots of love, Nicole  xx

Just a Couple of Places Left for our Intuition Retreat in September!

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
~ Marianne Williamson

 

Are you hiding your Light?

Have you forgotten this energy within you? Or maybe you’ve got no idea how to connect to it anymore?

Do you have a dream, but you can’t find a way forward with it?

Have you got no dream at all?

When did you stop trusting yourself?

Intuition is something I use every day. To be honest, I’d struggle without it. It informs almost everything that I do. But I also find it is one of the least understood and utilised energies in the lives of most people.

If we ignore our intuition we disempower ourselves. I’ve seen too many people walk away from what would serve them and bring them flow and joy because they couldn’t hear the whisperings of their heart, or they didn’t trust that guiding voice within them.

When we are tuned into our intuition we quickly know which relationships are working for us, and which ones won’t. We become confident about our career choices, our health choices, and what is most needed for our highest good from moment to moment.

Destructive patterns and self-sabotage fall away. Self-love becomes easy and joyful. We become tuned in to a life path that really works for us. Teachers appear. Answers come. Healing happens. Right relationships and divine synchronicities fall into place for us. We find the strength to pick ourselves up and work through obstacles until we come out the other side. We are kept safe. We thrive. We learn to shine.

Backlit Cherry Blossom by David Patterson

Backlit Cherry Blossom by David Patterson

But how do you tune in when all your life you’ve been taught to ignore this guiding force?

I’ve developed a residential retreat to deeply immerse you in the energy of intuition, so that you can learn how to access this energy for yourself, and to trust this flow of guidance and natural psychic connection within your life. Even better, the astrological energies during and after the retreat will positively enhance your ability to connect with intuition and to cement that connection for the years to come.

This is the most comprehensive course on Intuitive Practice that I have ever created. The retreat is deliberately timed to coincide with a powerful New Moon and a partial solar eclipse. The retreat will run from September 10 to 15, 2015, in Byron Bay, Australia.

During this time the New Moon is in Virgo – the Maiden’s Moon, as this phase is known, is perfect for solitary pursuits, alone time, personal growth and intuitive connection. Still, it gets better. Shortly after the retreat ends we will also have the Spring Equinox on September 23rd, a Supermoon and a total lunar eclipse on September 28, and then a visit from the Comet Catalina on October 1. Imagine how strongly you will be able to connect, transform and grow with all of these forces guiding and strengthening you and your intuitive ability!

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What we’ll cover on this Retreat:

  • Spiritual Foundation Habits (also covered pre-course) to help you to open to and amplify your intuitive ability
  • Intuition, how it works, and how to recognise and connect to that inner guidance
  • Discovering your blocks and sabotage around intuition
  • Learning to put yourself into intuitive ‘flow’
  • Connection to your Higher Self
  • Connection to the Akashic Records
  • Connection to a new High Order Guide for these post-2012 energies
  • Techniques for using intuition for your health and wellbeing
  • Techniques for using intuition around money and abundance creation
  • Techniques for using intuition in love and family relationships
  • Techniques for using intuition in business and business relationships
  • How to give an intuitive reading to yourself or another person
  • Methods for obtaining clarity over life direction and important decisions
  • Intuitive Art
  • Intuitive Writing; intuitive, automatic and channeled writing for self, and for future publication

If you are ready to change the flow of your life and to open up to your best self and your brightest possibilities this course is for you.

I won’t be running this retreat again any time soon. It’s designed as a one-of, to make the most of this extraordinary convergence of energies. So if you want to join us this is your one chance, and there are only a couple of places left. It will be a space of nurture, an opportunity to meet like-minded people, a time for you to gain valuable clarity about your life and your next steps from here.

Interested? Contact my wonderful PA, Dana at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com for more information.

We hope to see you there, and support you through this next part of your journey! Much love, Nicole <3 xx

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Are You Ready to Learn To Use Your Intuition?

“Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have empirically learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience. There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, between the head and the heart. When the intuition rings clear and true, loving impulses are favored.”
~ Brian L. Weiss

 

I had two residential retreats planned for 2015. My Beginners Channelling Intensive (long booked out – sorry, but you can put your name down for the next one in 2017!) is just three weeks away, and my end of year Soul Sanctuary Retreat (still some places available) will be run from 28 November to 4 December.

I hadn’t planned to run a third retreat. But recently I was offered an extra place in the calendar at Sangsurya this year. (I waited a long four years just to be able to get onto the short list for this venue, and if you’ve ever been to a retreat there before you’ll know what an incredible and transformative energy that venue holds.) I knew that if Tony was making additional retreat space available and offering it to me first above his other trainers and teachers, it was for a very good reason.

I briefly toyed with the idea of a second Beginners Channelling group, but then I looked at the dates, the moon phases and the various other energetic influences available for those dates and I did what I always do in these circumstances – I tuned into my intuition…

Result?

I have put together an incredible course on learning to use and trust your own intuitive abilities! As much as I use my Guides and other psychic tools, intuition is the one thing I tune into and use every single day. When I’m open to my intuition my life flows, and miracles happen.

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Image from forsurequotes

This is the most comprehensive course on Intuitive Practice that I have ever created. I have no doubt that this course will fill quickly, and I am uncertain if I will offer this course again in the next few years. The retreat will run from September 10 to 15, 2015, in Byron Bay, Australia.

These dates coincide with a powerful New Moon and a partial solar eclipse. This New Moon is in Virgo – and the Maiden’s Moon, as this phase is known, is perfect for solitary pursuits, alone time, personal growth and intuitive connection. Are you getting goosebumpy here? I know I was when I realised the amazing timing of this retreat. But it gets better. Shortly after the retreat ends we will also have the Spring Equinox on September 23rd, a Supermoon and a total lunar eclipse on September 28, and then a visit from the Comet Catalina on October 1. Imagine how strongly you will be able to connect, transform and grow with all of these forces guiding and strengthening you and your intuitive ability!

What we’ll cover on this Retreat:

  • Spiritual Foundation Habits (also covered pre-course)
  • Intuition, how it works, and how to recognise and connect to that inner guidance
  • Discovering our blocks and sabotage around intuition
  • Learning to put ourselves into intuitive ‘flow’
  • Connection to our Higher Selves Connection to the Akashic Records
  • Connection to a new High Order Guide
  • Techniques for using intuition for our health and wellbeing
  • Techniques for using intuition around money and abundance creation
  • Techniques for using intuition in love and family relationships
  • Techniques for using intuition in business and business relationships
  • How to give an intuitive reading to yourself or another person
  • Methods for obtaining clarity over life direction and important decisions
  • Intuitive Art
  • Intuitive Writing; intuitive, automatic and channeled writing for self, and for future publication

Interested? Contact my wonderful PA, Dana at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com for more information.

I hope to see you there, and support you through this next part of your journey! Much love, Nicole <3 xx

Trusting Your Instincts In Relationships

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part

“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”
~Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

 

I have some friends going through hard times in relationships just now. They are wondering how they ended up where they are – with a lover who cheats, with a husband who suddenly wants out, with a boss who keeps lying.

When I’ve talked with them they’ve been so hurt, so distressed and devastated at what has happened.

Then they’ve asked the questions.

Why did this happen?

How did this happen?

Why did I not see this coming?

And the truth is, a wise part of them did see it coming. A wise part of them already knew. So, where did it all go so wrong?

All of us have intuition, and instinct. This force within us operates with a vast amount of information – not just our conscious awareness.

When I pressed my friends, eventually all of them admitted that there had been things in their relationship, from early on, that made them uncomfortable. Or there was a point where things began to change. And that point was a long way from where they are now.

In each situation, my friends had intuitively picked up on an energy or behaviour that was out of flow, out of truth – either with the way the person was presenting themselves within the relationship, or with my friend’s values and beliefs. My friends’ intuition had red-flagged something, using those feelings of discomfort and that instinctive knowledge to bring the situation to their conscious attention.

So why didn’t they allow themselves to be guided by that intuition? Quite simply, their mind got in the way. They discounted or second-guessed or validated that discomfort away. They saw what they wanted to see, or needed to see, rather than what was. They gave second chances, chose to believe what they were told, and shoved that discomfort back down where it no longer bothered them.

Haven’t you done that before? I know I have.

But that’s okay. Intuition is not a one time thing. Our internal wisdom will connect with us over and over again. Our job is to listen, and to pay attention. To give ourselves space to think things through and to honour these feelings and ideas that arise from deep inside us.

Of course, intuition doesn’t simply show us what’s wrong. It can also show us what’s good. We have a compulsion to introduce ourselves to someone at a party. Things blossom into a beautiful relationship.

Suddenly it seems like we can’t stop thinking about a business idea, or studying again. When we are brave enough to honour that instinctive direction we find ourselves loving the changes we have made. They feel so right for us.

We come to an awareness, without evidence or proof, that maybe the aloof girl or guy in the office is just shy, and when we make an effort to get to know them we find out that we were right.

Intuition says, Hey – let’s drive down this street for no apparent reason – come on, humour me! And there you find your dream house, or the shop with the thing you want, or an old college friend walking their dog, the same friend whose address you lost years ago and who you’d had no idea how to track down.

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Image from Pixabay

Intuition and instinct show us where we are out of flow with the Universe, and also how to get back into flow again, with relationships and actions that support our Highest Good.

So the big question is – are you honouring your intuition? Or are you second-guessing yourself?

Maybe it’s time you started paying attention, and trusting what comes up for you.

If you’re not sure how to do that, these posts will help:

Using Your Internal Compass to Navigate Life

Understanding Intuition and Gut Instinct

or this program of eight free exercises designed to help you connect to and work with intuition, energy and the metaphysical:

Strengthening Your Intuition – A program of Exercises

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