Learn To Meditate With A Mala!


“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ~ Amit Ray

Meditation has been my anchor since I was a young girl. It’s my daily go-to, to unwind, to calm my mind, to manage my anxieties, to reduce my stress, to deepen my spiritual connection, to know myself. Over the years meditation has also helped me navigate chronic illness and acute pain. I can’t think of a better way to bring myself back to calm.

I use a range of techniques when I meditate. Just like I have clothes in my wardrobe and I can select what I wear based on how I feel, I can also choose a meditation method, and one of the most accessible and easy meditation methods is using a string of beads called a Mala.

A Mala is a string of 108 beads. They are sometimes known as prayer beads, buddha beads or rosary beads.  Maybe you wear one as jewellery – they’ve become very popular lately, and it seems that every second person has one wrapped around their wrist or hung about their neck. But do you really know how to use one?

(In a hurry to get your Mala and Online Course? Go Here!)
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This is the Mala you will receive – 108 beads plus the Guru and Blessing Bead, all hand-knotted on black cotton and finished with a black cotton tassel.

When I am tired, stressed or overthinking using a mala in meditation gives my fingers something to do and occupies that busy part of my brain so that I can gently come back to a place of calm and peace. I hold each bead in my fingers one by one, and slowly travel each of the 108 beads. I might use my breath, a prayer, a mantra, a visualisation, or something more shamanic. And it transforms me. It soothes me. It heals and reconnects me.

I can’t recommend using a Mala highly enough, especially if you are the type of person who usually struggles with meditation, or who has never been able to do it in a way that has been helpful for you.

Even holding or wearing my Mala brings me peace.

If I am preparing to mentor students or run a retreat I will create a meditation Mala specifically for my group, with each bead representing a student. I chose a different style of bead for each person, one that will be immediately recognisable to my touch. When my fingers find that bead in meditation I can tune in to my student, assess how they are going, and send them healing, energy and direction. When the course is complete I will pull the Mala apart and send my students their personal bead for them to wear or as a talisman and keepsake.

And now I can help you to use a Mala too.

You can learn more about it and order it here in my Store.
Buy the Mala And Online Course

Would you like to buy your Mala knowing that it has been lovingly crafted in a fair-trade environment rather than some sweat-shop or underhanded place where the only motive is maximising profit? Would you prefer to buy and wear your Mala knowing that every bead has been blessed with love, and that the finished Mala has been blessed twice – once in a holy ceremony at a Hindu Temple in India and once in a crystal grid with prayers, meditation and my Tibetan Singing Bowl on my farm here in Byron Bay, Australia?

Would you like to buy your Mala knowing that you’ll be taught how to meditate with it and care for it so that it can do more than just adorn your neck or wrist?

I’ve had my very own meditation Mala designed and made. It feels incredibly soothing to hold or wear. I’ve also created a comprehensive five-day online course that teaches you all about the components of your Mala – what the beads and crystals mean – as well as three specific meditation techniques to help you use your Mala in meaningful ways. This is no light-weight course. I will teach you the things you would learn if you came to a workshop or retreat with me, including hands-on healing and 

This Mala will be a beautiful gift for you, or for someone you love who would benefit from learning meditation. The introductory price for this is just $95 AUD plus postage for both the hand-crafted Mala and the 5 day online course because it’s so important to me that you are supported in your life and on your spiritual journey.
All my love, Nicole ❤ xx

You can learn more about it and order it here in my Store.
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Announcing Our New Membership Group!

 

“Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.” 
Wallace Stegner

“Travel does not exist without home… If we never return to the place we started, we would just be wandering, lost. Home is a reflecting surface, a place to measure our growth and enrich us after being infused with the outside world.” 
Josh Gates

When I was younger, and then when I was going through my own spiritual and psychic awakening in my early twenties, all I yearned for was someplace to belong. Somewhere where I could be myself, somewhere I could be in the company of others just like me, where I could speak about my feelings and experiences, my fears and insecurities, my dreams and hopes – and where, in that place, people would nod their heads in acceptance and understanding.

I yearned for a group like that my entire life but didn’t find one until I created that group for myself. That group is the YOM group, grown out of a loyal band of souls who had already been students or readers of my blog and who encouraged me along in the creation of my very first Planner.

It’s a place where I can be fully myself, with all of my mystical capacity and all of my human vulnerability. It’s a place where you can belong as well.

If you’re hungering for a safe and supportive place that will help you to grow spiritually, if you are intuitive or empathic or highly sensitive or psychic – or think you might be – this is the group for you.

Are you ready for a supportive and friendly community of like-minded souls? Are you ready for friendship and emotional connection? Are you ready to learn more about yourself, the energetic world, and how to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life?

If your answer is yes then come join the YOM group!

The next four years 2019 – 2022 are significant for our personal and spiritual evolution, as well as for the evolution of our planet. I thought long and hard about the best way to support your growth over that time and have decided that beefing up the content in my membership area was the best way to help you grow, adapt and step more fully into your authenticity and the life-path you chose for yourself pre-birth. You’ll see this membership group evolve into an Academy of Learning over the next twelve months so that my team and I (human and energetic) can serve you the best way I know how.

My membership space is a place where I can walk you through the year, explain all the aspects of the month ahead and the crystals we’ve chosen, where I do special webinars with my tribe to teach you new skills and share important information, and where I channel with my guides in live webinars, and answer your questions and provide general support. I often jump into our private Facebook group to pull cards and bring through messages for our members too. And did I mention what an incredible, loving and supportive space our YOM Community is? There is real friendship and belonging there. It’s a safe space, a heart space, and a place for great personal transformation. I totally heart it!

The format of YOM is constantly evolving. In 2019 you will have access to the foundation YOM online course as well as twelve free additional mini-courses and live events over the next year as well as our wonderful private Facebook group.

All our membership offerings launch tomorrow at 6am, Brisbane Australia time. There will be yearly or monthly subscription options. Our Planner, Mala, and a range of physical support materials and packs and online courses will also go live then too. And there’s time for them to get to you before Christmas as our Elvish helpers (Trish, Ben, Chelsi, Love, the dogs and me) get ready to stuff packages and race them to the post (complete with extra Christmas treats because we love you!).

I can’t wait to welcome you, and share all of this wonderful energy and support with you!

Doors open tomorrow, 6am. I’ll have links to everything on tomorrow’s blog.

Biggest hugs and love, Nicole  xoxo

 

Final Day of Retreat – and an offer for you!

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 
John Muir

Good morning, Lovelies (or good evening if it’s that time of day in your part of the world),

It’s our final day of retreat and, as usual, I have been up before dawn – meditating for our group, for you, and for the world. The sun is coming up now, and there are whales breaching out in the bay outside my window. It’s going to be a magical day.

Here’s the centre of the grid in the centre of the hall where we work. I’m sharing the image because I’ve programmed crystals for you, during this time of the eclipse and Lion’s Gate, to help you find clarity and direction in the days ahead and to connect more deeply to your intuition and wise self. You’re always included in my work. Please know how loved and valued you are to me.

In these new post-2012 energies everything has become easier and I am thrilled with how far my students have come in such a short time. They have gobbled up not just the course content as I have shared shamanic secrets for their meditations, soul connection, energy work and finding their own life direction through channelling and sacred geometry – we’ve also covered some incredibly advanced bonus material I thought I might never share with a group. In this new energy souls are ready for this work, hungry for this work, and as their teacher I am grateful to advance them in every way possible.

How have my students reacted to this course so far? Many have told me that doing the work ‘feels like coming home’, ‘like they have found the thing that was missing in their life’ and, gratifyingly, that ‘they have found their soul tribe’ with the other people here on the course and in my wider community.

Post-retreat, after a short rest, we’ll be continuing our work for another two months of online instruction and webinars to cement the learning experiences we’re shared here at retreat. We’ll take this new learning deeper and truly anchor these as life-changing habits.

This current course filled in seven hours. The demand was so high that we have scheduled a repeat of this same course and retreat for February. If you’d like to be included in our mailing list and be notified about this event BEFORE we release details to the public please contact us here so we can add your name to our course mailing list. It is likely that this next course will also fill in record time, so if you’d like to join us being on this list will help you get to the front of the queue.

We’ll be sending you energy, love and light in our healing meditation today.

Biggest hugs and love, Nicole ❤ xx

Why You Need To Be On My March Retreat!

“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.” 
John O’Donohue

Have you always wanted to attend one of my residential retreats? This year we are offering only two, and next year we will be running just one – a Soul Sanctuary at the end of 2019 – because we will be conducting a spiritual pilgrimage in place of our regular program.

In March this year, not so far away, we are holding a wonderful retreat in Byron Bay, Australia. This retreat, Awakening to Spirituality, is a retreat designed to help you connect deeply into your own soul energy, to develop a spiritual practice that can guide and restore you, and to know yourself better through meditation, journalling and various metaphysical practices. And it is much more than just a retreat. The pre and post-course support gives you six weeks of mentoring, connection and learning.

We have two just places left. Will one of them be yours?

Awakening to Spirituality is completely suited to beginners, to those of you who have had absolutely no experience at all but who have a yearning to explore your spiritual and psychic side.

But don’t let that deter you if you are further along the spiritual path.

This is also a retreat for you if you want to take your own spiritual practice deeper. If you are wanting to expand your skills, strengthen your existing psychic and intuitive abilities, and stabilise them so that they become a normal and natural part of your everyday life. If you are waiting for your breakthrough to the next level of your ability this retreat is for you. If you don’t have a regular spiritual practice but wish that you did, this retreat will help you to create space in your life for being in that soul space easily and more often.

If you are hoping to attend my August Retreat – Advanced Channelling and Energy Techniques using Sacred Geometry – and you haven’t done any work with me before then this is also an important foundation course to get you ready for that event. (And if you are ready for this please contact Dana now to put your name on the waitlist for information as the course is already nearly full and we may not end up making a public offering on this one!)

Our March retreat will tune you up to the energies of this new energetic era and actively accelerate your personal and spiritual development. During our time together I will be immersing you in a spiritual and energetic world where you will connect with your own gifts, and be given exercises and activities for your personal level of ability, and which are tailored to your specific energetic skillset. There will be time on this retreat for you to seek clarification and guidance with me too, about your spiritual practice, your next steps in life, and your path of service to others.

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.

Want to watch a short documentary about my retreats? Go here.

You can also read more about this retreat here and here

Highlights:

  • 6 weeks of metaphysical mentoring and guidance through our own online course and private forum
  • a 6 day residential retreat with Nicole and her team in the gorgeous Byron Bay region of Northern New South Wales, Australia
  • become balanced, connected and tuned up during our time together
  • allow us to support and mentor you every step of the way and be in the company of people who will become great friends over the course of our time together
  • connect you to your higher self, guides and angels
  • learn meditation and healing techniques
  • receive personalised coaching where necessary
  • indulge in local organic produce with our delicious bespoke catering
  • be supported with a kit of tools and crystals chosen specifically for you by Nicole, and charged up in the recent Supermoon events and eclipses, as well as stones carrying energies from previous astrological events and grids
  • everyone is welcome to apply – no matter whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner you will find what you need on this retreat
  • payment plans are always available
  • discounts available to all YOM members and previous retreat participants

Interested?  Contact us at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com for more information and an Expressions of Interest form.  Note: If you already have your Expressions of Interest and Booking form now is the time to send them in. These places won’t last.

We look forward to hearing from you!

What Previous Participants Have Said:

‘Words can not express how amazing Nicole Cody retreats are. They really do have to be experienced. This changed my life and I really appreciate the time and effort that Nicole and Dana PA put in. So much wisdom and love surrounds Nicole – I took advantage of the payment plan – so I would highly recommend going along. I made so many lovely friends and had many breakthroughs.’ – Amanda C.

 If anybody is on the fence and wondering if they can actually invest money 💰 in themselves to do this retreat 🌈 I have to tell you what ever it takes if this retreat is calling you do the things you need to to make it happen 🌸 I have attended 3 of Nicole’s courses since I discovered her blog 💫And yes life changing 🦋
I have also met so many wonderful people and you will hear the phrase “finding my tribe” thrown around a lot 🌿
You will never regret going to Beautiful Byron for a life challenging and changing experience 🌷 – Beka L

 I’ll second those sentiments too. I went on a retreat 2 years ago and was so anxious but once I got there and met everyone, I was made to feel really welcome and cherished. Nothing was too much trouble and when I was ” stuck” there was plenty of support from some wonderful people. (Plus the food was awesome) – Mary P

And from my wonderful PA, Dana:

If you have ever wanted to attend a retreat with Nicole but felt you weren’t experienced enough, or that the retreat sounded a bit scary (because channelling and other things we do aren’t for everyone!), then our March “Spiritual Awakening” retreat is perfect for you! It is a very gentle beginners retreat. I cannot put into words how well Nicole, her guides, the food and the environment will nurture and support you.
I also wanted to remind you that we can work out a payment plan for you based on what works for you. Unfortunately our suppliers are putting up their prices, so this is the last time we’ll be able to offer this retreat at this price. Please don’t let money be the reason why you don’t join us. Places are starting to fill, so get in touch before we sell out!
Love and hugs to you all, Dana

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

 

We’re On Retreat!

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”
~ Robert Frost

 

This morning we begin our next residential retreat, Beginners Channelling, here in Byron Bay.

My bags are packed and the ute is packed and we will soon leave the farm and travel the short distance down the road to our retreat destination. The venue is ready. My students are arriving. It’s all about to happen.

I’m excited for this group. I chose this time for our retreat so carefully, and booked it almost four years ago. Today will be a day of preparation and orientation and then tomorrow we move into the end of April, into Samhain, deep into the process of seeing ourselves and our lives honestly and of letting go of all that no longer serves. It’s also a powerful time for all forms of psychic connection.

Then suddenly it will be May, and with it will come gentle energies for heart healing and growth (wait for my blog on Monday where I explain these energies in much more detail). May will be a time for great forgiveness and a healthy new self-acceptance.

It’s a powerful time for soul work, and that is what we will do.

As I hold my students in my twice-daily meditations I will also hold space for you to make these same shifts, and to experience this same new freedom and expansion. I’ll update you on our progress next week, and give you some little activities to help you step more fully into your own intuitive gifts.

I have a few spots left on our next residential retreat in June. Temple of Light is a Shamanic Meditation Retreat and it’s possibly my favourite meditation technique ever. It is suitable for complete beginners and advanced practitioners. But I’ll tell you more about that later. Right now I have to get ready for a very big day.

Sending so much love your way, Nicole <3 xoxo

 

PS – Want to know more about our Temple of Light Meditation Retreat? Email me at cauldronsandcupcakes@gmail.com and we’ll be sure to send some details to you on Monday.

PSS – If you’d like to see what one of my retreats looks like you can have a sneak peek here.

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!