The Power of Mentors – Your Path To Success

“Mentorship is simply learning from the mistakes and mastery of a successful person in his/her field.“ – Bernard Kelvin Clive   We all learn by modelling ourselves on others.  As babies we mimic our parents, copying everything they do until we learn to do those things for ourselves; facial expressions, gestures, words, movements…  The fastest way […]

10 Ways To Be Kind to Yourself

“There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.“  ~ Brian Andreas Mostly when we think of kindness, we think of how we can act towards others. But today I want to focus on another equally important type […]

What To Do After Meditation

“Meditate, visualize and create your own reality and the universe will simply reflect back to you.”  ~ Amit Ray Do you meditate? It’s one of the things we are practicing on retreat right now. Even a few minutes a day, done regularly, can change your life – bringing calm and increasing your ability to cope […]

Build A Time Capsule for Magical February 29!

“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.” ~ William James Today is a magical day. A day that appears only once every four years. […]

Does Planning Your Future Press All The Wrong Buttons In You?

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” ~ Salvador Dalí “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ~ […]

How Listening To Music Can Increase Your Abundance

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” ~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone On my last retreat I channelled through some information for the group about money and financial abundance. We were given a number of practical tips to help us to look after the […]

Why you need to say YES to what you want!

“Love is a place & through this place of love move (with brightness of peace) all places yes is a world & in this world of yes live (skillfully curled) all worlds” ~ E.E. Cummings   Here’s a simple affirmation technique that can truly align you with abundance, and magnetise you to the things you desire to […]

Practicing Mindfulness with Your Power Word

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” ~ Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times   Well, here we are, nearly at the end […]

Power Word Meditation for 2015

“The more of me I be, The clearer I can see.” ~ Rachel Archelaus Today I’ve prepared a short guided meditation to help you to truly connect to your power word for 2015. If you haven’t yet chosen your power word go back and choose it here. If you have a crystal that you’d like […]

Choosing your Power Word for 2015

“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” ~ Socrates   2015 is almost upon us, and already I can feel the opportunity and potential transformation that this new year brings. Choosing a power word will help me to focus, and make the most of 2015’s energy. Why a power word? I long ago gave […]

Starting from a Place of Gratitude

“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” ~ Henry Ward Beecher   Whatever we focus on, we draw to us. Whatever we constantly think about, adding strong emotion to that […]

Journal Challenge Week 1 – Full Moon

“If you’re going to doubt something, doubt your limits.” ~ Don Ward   Welcome to Week One of our four week journaling challenge. There are some very favourable energies about right now to help us in connecting to our authentic selves, and from that place of truth we can then dream a new life, a […]

Is it Time to Work Out What’s Holding You Back?

“When we pay attention, whatever we are doing – whether it be cooking or cleaning or making love – is transformed and becomes part of our spiritual path. We begin to notice details and textures that we never noticed before; everyday life becomes clearer, sharper and at the same time more spacious.” ~ R. Fields […]

That Lovely Land Of Rest and Dreams

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe, Eleonora   Daydreaming. That’s what I’m doing today. Daydreaming has a special magic. It allows you to try on different ideas and realities. It helps you to explore the future in a way […]

The Parable of The Sacred Plumber

“Anybody who has any doubt about the ingenuity or the resourcefulness of a plumber never got a bill from one.” ~ George Meany “If I had my life to live over again, I’d be a plumber.” ~ Albert Einstein   Once upon a time there was a small village, much like every other village everywhere. All of […]

Guided Meditation for Orienting Soul Awareness

“Our soul, our true self, is the most mysterious, essential, and magical dimension of our being. In fact, it is not a separate reality, as traditional Western thought views it, but the cohesive force that unites our body, heart, and mind. It is not a ghost trapped somehow in the physical machinery of our body […]

Maybe Visualization Works After All…

 “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”  ~ Morpheus, The Matrix I have teetered between unwell and totally incapacitated for my entire adult […]

Will you join my Secret Dreams Project?

“Surround yourself with people who believe in you.”  ~ Brian Koslow A few weeks ago I first blogged about my Secret Dreams Project.  The idea for this project sprang from a life-changing experience I had as a child. When I was young I went to a funny little arts and crafts store in a tiny […]

Making My Life Work for Me – Week 6

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~ Harriet Tubman Welcome to the final week of our six week Making My Life Work for Me Program. (If you’ve only just joined us, you might like […]

The Secret Dreams Project

“Most of us are not raised to actively encounter our destiny. We may not know that we have one. As children, we are seldom told we have a place in life that is uniquely ours alone. Instead, we are encouraged to believe that our life should somehow fulfill the expectations of others, that we will […]

Making My Life Work for Me – Week 2

“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” ~ G. M. Trevelyan “Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon.  A happiness weapon.  A beauty bomb.  And every time a crisis developed, […]

Making My Life Work for Me – Week 1

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher   Welcome to Week 1 of our six week Making My Life Work for Me […]

Making My Life Work for Me! – A 6 Week Journal Program

“I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.” ~ Paulo Coelho I’ve been quite overwhelmed with the flood of messages and emails since yesterday’s post on Remembering to take care of YOU!  Seems that many of […]

The Value of Encouraging Other People

“The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.”  ~ Leo Rosten Life can be so very trying at times. We can find ourselves alone, we might fall on hard times, lose our health, […]

Everyday Blessings

“Sometimes it happens that you become one, in some rare moment. Watch the ocean, the tremendous wildness of it–and suddenly you forget your split, your schizophrenia; you relax. Or, moving in the Himalayas, seeing the virgin snow on the Himalayan peaks, suddenly a coolness surrounds you and you need not be false because there is […]

10 Ways To Be Kind to Yourself

“Kindness is the greatest wisdom.”  ~ Author Unknown Mostly when we think of kindness, we think of how we can act towards others. But today I want to focus on another equally important type of kindness – that which we extend to ourselves. The beginning of the year is an opportune time for setting up […]

What’s your Power Word for 2013?

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 The New Year – most people try to jam it full of resolutions.  All the things you are going to do.  All the things you are no longer going to do. It’s become quite vogue-ish to […]

Manifesting a Positive 2013 – An Invitation to Join Me

“New Year’s eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on […]

Strengthening Intuition Week 7 – Tuning in to Energetic Preferences

“Learn to let your intuition—gut instinct—tell you when the food, the relationship, the job isn’t good for you (and conversely, when what you’re doing is just right).” ~ Oprah Winfrey So far, in our Strengthening Intuition Program, we’ve learned how to activate our hand chakras, and how to use our hands to sense energy in objects, people, […]

Win a Healing Necklace, Made Especially For You!

This is the final week of my blog supporter love-up, and I’ve saved the best ’til last. So far the beautiful Anita has won the every.day.presence book by Simone De Haas. This week Tammy of onelittlestranger wins a crystal just for her, chosen and channelled by me. Congratulations, Tammy! I shall be delving through my […]

The Power of Mentors

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”
 – Benjamin Disraeli We all learn by modelling ourselves on others.  As babies we mimic our parents, copying everything they do until we learn to do those things for ourselves; facial expressions, gestures, words, […]

3O Days of Gratitude to Change Your Life

Are you ready to change your life?  Are you ready to attract things that make you smile, that improve your health, that attract better jobs and relationships, that make you laugh, that fill your bank account with money and your heart with love and gladness? If your answer is yes, then read on! I’m a […]

A Magical Way to Attract More of What You Want!

Last week I shared a simple but powerful journal exercise with you, designed to help you get clarity about what you REALLY want in life. If you didn’t read it, or need to refresh your memory, here’s the link:  Getting to the Heart of things All you needed to do was to write an answer […]

Your Life is YOURS to Live!

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”  ― Oscar Wilde Life is a precious gift, and one that can be all too brief. Before you came to this life, you had a deliberate intent to be here.  You chose your parents.  You packed your bag.  You came forth […]

Patience and Right Timing

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. ~ Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that I am a big fan of trusting in two things: Universal Wisdom and Right Timing. You might wonder what that has to do with patience? Everything, my friends, everything! Why? Well, when we are […]

Are you brave enough to follow The Call?

Have you ever had a crazy, crazy hunch, or an idea you just can’t get out of your head? Maybe in the middle of being a Dentist you start thinking of Art School. I mean REALLY thinking about Art School. You become a closet hoarder of Art School brochures, you haunt their on-line curriculum, and […]

Using your Internal Compass to Navigate Life

At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it. ~ Thich Nhat Hahn Inside each of us in a compass.  Although we can’t see it, it spins and turns in ways we can feel, if only we learn to tune in to it. The […]

Telling yourself a better story

I really haven’t had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I’d rather tell a story about somebody else. Kurt Cobain We all tell […]

Doing Nothing is Productive!

Are you one of those people who needs to be productive? I certainly am. Not from any external pressure –  I just LIKE getting stuff done, and I always have several projects on the go, a big fat to-do list, as well as a schedule that stretches out towards the horizon.  Life, and its possibilities, […]

My Embarrassing Affirmation Confession

You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition ~ W. Clement Stone Affirmations are a known powerful tool for change, and are used by many people for creating positive shift and personal growth.  Louise Hay has made affirmations a modern-day medicine for the soul. (You can sign up for her daily affirmations here) An affirmation […]

Let the Teacher appear…

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau If you have a dream, chances are you’ll need help to get there. Whether you want to write a book, climb a mountain, win Olympic Gold, speak a new language or improve your health, your best bet […]

Protecting a Good Idea

We’ve all had them. Ideas that are special to us. Ideas that seem like they could turn into something good given enough time. It might be an idea about creating something or becoming something – but we sense that this idea is special, and has the power to be transformational for us. A good idea […]

Writing your way out of stuckness

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.  ~Swedish Proverb Well it looks like Monday has become our regular journalling day! I’m sure most of you already know I have a love affair with journal writing. Can’t even begin to wonder how many millions of words I’ve clocked up longhand over the years. So […]

Defining Your Priorities in Life

Life is short. Life is precious. And in our lives we need to be able to fit into a limited amount of time the things that will satisfy us, grow us, and make us happy. So many people that I know have this terrible sense of never having enough time, and never getting around to […]

Attracting Inspiration and Opening to Abundance

 “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” – Buddha “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius   I truly believe that for each of us there is an idea, matched perfectly to our […]

Soul Mates – How to Recognise One

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. Thomas Carlyle You might wonder what a Soul Mate relationship feels like, what it looks like, and how you’ll know… Let’s start by looking at what a Soul Mate relationship is not. A Soul Mate will not share every view, feel as you do about everything […]

When the Muse Whispers in Your Ear…

O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention. ~ William Shakespeare Inspiration comes to us in many ways, but there is one way almost all creative people have in common – the Muse comes and whispers in your ear. The Muse knows you – she knows your talents and […]

Writing your Dream Vacation into Existence

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain Writing is a powerful summoning force – it commits our thoughts and […]

Making Peace with Right Now while Holding a Picture of a Brighter Tomorrow

Don’t let your current reality dictate your future possibility.  Hold true to your dreams. Miracles are entirely possible if you dispense with miserable thinking!~ Nicole Cody The reason for today’s post comes from something seemingly ordinary. But what’s ordinary for some can be positively miraculous for others. Yesterday I walked up the stairs carrying two laptops […]

Manifesting Your Best Self – A Journal Adventure

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? You are a child of God. Your playing […]

How to become more intuitive…

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein All of us are intuitive but many of us become dominated by our minds, and as I often tell my clients, over-thinking chokes […]

Manifesting New Directions and Opportunities

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau It still amazes me how writing and visualising can create a magnetic pull in your life that attracts relationships, synchronicities and opportunities to […]

♥ Meditation for reducing inflammation and promoting healing within your body

I am a great believer in the body’s wisdom and capacity to heal itself. Today’s blog is a guided healing meditation for you to assist in removing inflammation in your body, protecting nerves and circulation to the brain, heart, organs and limbs, promoting healthy immune response and improving digestive function so that the body is well […]

Writing Yourself into Abundance

Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy. – Groucho Marx Writing is a powerful way to get unblocked and back into flow, and one of the areas we often seem to be out of flow is around the area of Abundance. Abundance can be many […]

Writing your Dream Home into Existence

A man’s home is his castle ~ Proverb Everyone has a dream home in their mind – somewhere that will fulfill their needs, bring peace to their soul, and speak to the person they are or would like to be. I’m lucky enough to have found mine, but then again, luck didn’t create it – […]

Writing as a Manifestation Tool

In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word was God. ~ John 1:1 Words have power. Whether they are thought, spoken or written down, there is a great energy to words, and over the next six Mondays we are going to focus on ways to harness this power […]

Silver Lining – A journal exercise for finding the upside

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.  ~Buddha Writing is a powerful […]

Journal for Spiritual Clarity and Connection 4 – All about my Soul

You don’t have a soul.  You are a Soul.  You have a body.  ~C.S. Lewis Week 4:  All About My Soul We are all Spiritual Beings.  We cannot separate ourselves from our Spirituality, just as we cannot separate ourselves from our Physicality.  However, just as we can become physically unfit and unhealthy, we can also […]

Emotions and their impact on your health

When your mind can know peace, your body can know healing. ~ Nicole Cody (image by Evgeni Dinev) Many of my friends are healers. They come from widely different schools and philosophies of healing – general medical practitioners, environmental medicine specialists, acupuncturists, naturopaths, herbalists, body workers, nutritionalists and all manner of other modalities. Over the […]

What to do when you’re forced to let go…

When you decide to let go, it empowers YOU. When we make the choice to let go, we change the dynamics of our lives, and by default, the lives of those around us. So what happens if you are at the receiving end of letting go? We’ve all been there. Someone dies. We’re fired from […]

Knowing When to Let Go

Be brave and let go. Let go of fear, and pain. Stop holding to the thing that is tearing you apart. While you hang on, grimly gripping and clutching this to you, you deny yourself freedom, new gifts, love. It is madness to presume that you are more wise than the Universe. Let go. Trust. […]

Happiness is a choice

Someone commented recently on how lucky I was to have such an awesome life, and that having my life would make anyone happy. I told them that happiness was a choice. Fact is, I AM happy most of the time, and more and more my life is beginning to be shaped in pleasing ways. But […]

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