The Definition Of Courage

“This, ultimately, is the lesson to come away with from our brief foray into the world of experimental psychology: To build your working life around the experience of flow produced by deep work is a proven path to deep satisfaction.” ~ Cal Newport

Hello, Lovelies!

From today I am leading the ‘Connect To Your Calling’ Retreat for the next 6 days. It’s a deeply immersive experience for the participants, where they are voluntarily cutting off from the outside world and all modern technological distractions for the period of our time together.

We’ll be diving deep into the metaphysical, as I help my students gain clarity around who they are and why they are here. It’s BIG soul work. Deep work. And possibly life-changing work for some.

It’s a course that requires curiosity and courage – my students will be led to stand in front of themselves and truly see themselves as they are, and as they can be, free from limited thinking and the contrivances and mis-beliefs that have kept them safe and stagnant in their ordinary lives. The techniques I will teach them are those I have been refining and working with in my own life over the past thirty years. I know they work, and I know the results that can come from connecting into the deeper truth within yourself.

Change, and opening to possibility is always hard. But I also know that a time comes when it is harder to stay still then to begin moving, even if that new direction takes you far away from everything you have previously thought you knew about yourself.

After our time together I’ll be mentoring the group intensely for the next three months as we work to cement the learnings that will be gathered in Retreat. I’m excited to see what will come from this mentoring and how these brave students will then go out into the world to follow their Calling and share their gifts.

I know that not all of you are able to travel across the world to be at one of my Retreats, and this content is so important. If you would like me to look at turning the ‘Connect to your Calling’ work into an online course and mentoring group please contact Chelsi at or by commenting below. If there is enough interest I will work to create something for the second half of this year for you.

Much love, Nicole ❤ xx

An Aware and Connected 2019 – Let Me Show You How

“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realising who you are at the deepest level.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

The New Year is almost here. (In fact, her energies showed up on December 26!) 2019 is the start of an important four-year cycle of growth and evolution, and I am determined to do all I can to support you to become more intuitive and aware, clearer about your direction, and equipped with the skills to embark on your own spiritual journey.

Here are some of the ways I’ll be doing that:

  1. Right here on my blog, with ongoing posts. I’ll be discussing the 2019 energies tomorrow, January’s energies on the 2nd and I have a New Year Oracle for you on the 3rd.
  2. With my new Podcast, which will be launching soon – stay tuned for updates.
  3. With personal consultations; for life direction, health, and business (email us to go on the waiting list, or fast-track a 2019 New Year Positioning Reading by joining our YOM Membership Program for VIP access to booking priority).
  4. With my YOM 2019 Planner and online YOM Membership space and courses. This membership space is morphing into an Academy of Learning this year, so get in with us on the ground floor. (Details here in our store  or read about the Planner and Membership here )
  5. With new online courses and mentoring that will go live later this year.

I also have three beautiful Residential Retreats on offer for 2019:

Connect To Your Calling – A Retreat (Feb 15 to 20) followed by a three-month online mentoring program to help you connect to and clarify your Calling.

I know that many of you have incarnated into this lifetime SPECIFICALLY because you have a calling to be of service. You feel that calling deep in your heart. It’s a pull you can’t ignore and YOU FEEL READY TO STEP UP AND BE OF SERVICE in some way that only you can do.

On our 6-day residential retreat, followed by the three-month online group mentoring program I am going to show you how to use advanced Channelling techniques, shamanic techniques using Sacred Geometry, and personal journeymaking rituals and skills to help you:

  • clarify your calling
  • learn how to receive your own channelled guidance about your calling so that you can continue to deepen this journey and your understanding of yourself and your path long after Retreat is finished
  • how to define a path for actioning your calling in the wider world

All the details are here.

Temple of Light ™  Shamanic Meditation Retreat – August 2 to 8

This isn’t an ordinary meditation course. This retreat is an opportunity to connect more deeply with your Soul Energy and Guides than you might ever have thought possible. Years later, prrevious participants tell me that this is still their favourite meditation technique, and that it has proven transformative for them.

If you are interested in developing psychic or metaphysical skills, creating healing energy, or gaining access to creative or financial flow, or if you’re stuck and don’t know how to move forward, this is the retreat for you. It is suitable for complete beginners and advanced practitioners too.

Temple of Light ™  is a very special meditation that I practice weekly. It’s not just a meditation, it’s a destination – a series of interconnected rooms with differing functions. It’s one of the things that has most helped me to come into my own intuitive and psychic abilities, and that has enabled me to deal with health problems, pain and suffering when there was no other help available. I’ll guide you through this engaging and fulfilling meditation and then provide recordings to help you continue your meditation journey when you get home.

You can read more about a previous Temple of Light ™  Retreat here.

We already have a waiting list for this Retreat, so if you’d like to be on our pre-release notification list email us at so we can add you in.

Platform – Book and Course Writing Retreat, November 23 to 28 plus online mentoring pre and post course.

A nurturing, inspiring and productive week of designing, writing and creating. This Retreat and its pre and post-course online tuition and mentoring will help you to create the outline and content for your Book and/or course, as well as establishing a clear platform for promotion and connection with your audience.

If you’ve got a story or teaching within you, this is the course to help you birth that message successfully into the world.

Plus we’ll have time for some Byron Bay adventures and self-care pampering. Seriously, it’s going to be AMAZING, and it’s something we’ve been working to put together for you for about two years.

Email us at if you’re interested in being on our pre-release list for this event.

I’m Still Waiting For You To Join Us at Connect To Your Calling!

“I believe there’s a calling for all of us. I know that every human being has value and purpose. The real work of our lives is to become aware. And awakened. To answer the call.” 
~ Oprah Winfrey

In February 2019 I am holding a Retreat here in beautiful Byron Bay, Australia. It’s a retreat to teach participants how to use accelerated Channelling techniques and Sacred Geometry and many other shamanic practices so that they can connect to their Calling, and then navigate life with a strong connection to their own soul wisdom and to guidance from their Higher Self, Guides and other positive energies.

It’s an accelerated course that starts with a six-day retreat and is then supported by three months of mentoring and activities to deepen the practices learned on Retreat and to keep clarifying the details of the Calling that lives in your heart. You can be a complete beginner for this work, even though the teachings are advanced. What matters most is that knowledge inside you that you have a calling and that it’s time to work out what that calling is and then live from that place of insight and awareness.

The course is full, but I’ve held one spot.

Just one spot.

You see, I know that we’re missing someone.

Someone who didn’t see the post about the retreat (yes, the course filled from one blog post). Someone who is meant to be joining us but hasn’t heard yet. 


So, I’m waiting for you and I’m holding that place. Because it’s time. It’s time to step up and answer that calling, and I’m here to help you do that. I’m here to help you live the life you came here to live. A life of service, fuelled by passion and commitment, and of shining your light and using your gifts to help others somehow.

You can access the original blog post about this course and retreat here.

If you’re ready for the next stage of your spiritual journey CLICK HERE to access more information. If you can’t access the link Click Below to download the file:

Connect to Your Calling Course Outline

Then when you’re ready CLICK HERE to fill in your Expression of Interest.

I want you to know that you’re ready for this. And we’re waiting for you to join us. You’ll know it’s you. You’ve been waiting for this too.

See you soon,

Lots of love, Nicole ❤ xx

The Love In Every Detail


“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
~ Confucius


I’m putting the final preparations together for my Beginners Channeling Intensive Retreat this week.

It’s called an ‘intensive’ for a reason. It’s a big course, and it takes a lot of commitment – from me, and from my students. Potential participants must submit an expression of interest, and then I hand choose each person for the course, based on their talents and skills, their aura, and their readiness for what will follow.

Participation really begins for each student from the moment they set the intention to come. And then a month before the course they all get homework – simple dietary and lifestyle changes, meditations and other activities that turn their focus inward.

For that last month, twice a day, I hold space for each participant in my meditation. I work on them energetically in each sixty to ninety minute session, and help them to become clearer and more open – more ready for this work we will do. I have a mala I made with a bead to represent each of them. I wear it daily and then keep it by my bed while I sleep. For the month before, the week of the course, and the week after, I hold this space for them – I am connected to them.

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It’s hard going at times for me, this big time commitment on top of everything else I do. But somehow, I don’t care. I immerse myself in the course in the same way that my students will. I love diving into that energetic space and exploring where they are at, and how I can support them. I thrill to see them grow and change.

In fact I’ve shed a few tears already this week, as I watch people I have waited on for years finally being brave enough to step into their intuitive and psychic abilities.

Meanwhile, the course prep goes on.

I’ve made customised essential oil blends just for this course. I do this for every retreat, and each blend will be different.

2015-06-22 11.38.31I’ve chosen and programmed channeling crystals for each participant, based on their energetic needs, and the future work they will do.

2015-06-14 18.04.39I’m preparing lots of extra crystals as working tools, channeling each stone’s specific purpose and attributes, and putting together crystal grids.

2015-06-22 16.07.53I’m packing bags for everyone, to hold the tools they’ll need. And of course, I’ll add a few extra surprises.

2015-06-22 16.06.09I’ve written twenty-five love letters, one for the front page of every participant’s journal, with a little extra information about their personal stones and crystals.

2015-06-22 16.05.43My house is filled with boxes of oils, oracle and tarot cards, singing bowls, working stones, and other delights, all waiting to be spirited away to our retreat venue.

The caterers have planned our beautiful organic menu from fresh seasonal ingredients.

My support crew of healers and helpers are all organised.

We have spreadsheets and checklists, and more lists.

And I’m working round the clock, and will keep working until a week after the workshop is done, so that I ease my students back into the world with full support and care.

It’s truly a labor of love. There is nothing more precious to me than this work. It helps me fulfill a promise I made to myself many years ago when I was going through my own psychic awakening, with no one to guide me.

For this group, I know that I have given 200% and then some.

Some people think I’m mad for doing things this way. It’s not a very practical way to run a business, they tell me. But they don’t understand. This isn’t a business. It’s a calling. It’s doing what I love. It’s waking up every day feeling honoured and humbled to be of service. It’s being front and centre to lift others up and to stand beside them until they feel into that energy of their own wings, and fly the nest to go work their own brand of magic in the world.

I’m so looking forward to Saturday,when our retreat begins in person!

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PS – I have two more retreats planned this year, both of which are filling very quickly.

There is the Working With Intuition Retreat in mid September and our women-only Soul Sanctuary Retreat in late November/early December.

The theme of this year’s Soul Sanctuary is the Self-Nurture Tool Box. It will be a full week devoted to self-care, fun, and learning about how to truly look after yourself and make space for your dreams, no matter where you are at in your life. You can go here to read about the 2014 Soul Sanctuary Retreat, or contact us to be placed on the mailing list for this year’s Soul Sanctuary.

My wonderful PA, Dana Hartnell, will be able to help you with more information about my retreats and courses. You can reach her at or drop by our facebook page and say hi.

If you can’t make it to one of my retreats, I will soon have some self-paced study programs and short workshops available. Stay tuned for more details!

That Asking Space

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”
~ Eckhart Tolle


I was listening to a friend talk about her business direction and her life path yesterday. She is a wise and passionate woman, and right now she’s going through a major life change. Coincidentally, or not, she’s also waking up spiritually.

One thing in particular stayed with me long after our conversation was finished. At one point, her voice trembling a little, she had spoken a sentence with a fervent conviction. That sentence was a plea and a prayer all rolled into one. It was not directed at me, or the other friends who were present. It was directed at the Universe.

I stood there, and I thought, ‘Just show me what I am supposed to do – show me why I’m here.’

I felt a thrill of recognition at my friend’s words, and I understood that her sincere asking of that question had already put events in motion that, one day soon, will show up as answers in her life. I knew that because that’s how things happened for me, when I’d asked something similar.


Have you ever found yourself in that space? That asking space where you know you have a purpose, you feel you are here for a reason, and your brain can’t make sense of it even though your heart is urging you forward?

I have.

Many years ago, shortly before I moved to the Kimberley and experienced my psychic awakening I had felt that calling in every cell of my body, but I didn’t know what it meant. I only knew that I could no longer ignore it.

One night I stood outside in the moonlight on Fraser Island where I was then living, I looked up into the sky and I surrendered. I gave up the plans I’d been hauling around in my head because I knew they didn’t fit who I was becoming. Instead I said  ‘Use me. Use my life. Use my talents and gifts. Work through me. Whatever it is, I’ll honour that. Just show me.’ 

I didn’t get an answer that night. But for the first time in a long time I went to bed feeling calm and centred.

Somewhere in the cosmos came the whir of gears and the opening and closing of doors, and soon enough I found myself on a new path, with a clear purpose – it’s one I’ve been living ever since.

So if you ever find yourself in that same space, that asking space, don’t be afraid. Wait til you feel it with your whole heart, surrender yourself to that space and put your question out into the universe. Know that it will be answered. Know that once called, you will be claimed.

Bless xx

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