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.

So, in the spirit of that magic, I’m asking you if you’ll join me in a little manifestation exercise. We’re going to make a little Magical Order for the Universe, and place it in a time capsule.

We’ll seal up our time capsule today, and then open it in four year’s time, on 29 February 2020.

Feel free to ask family members to join you in this Time Capsule activity.

You can choose to do either of the following:

  • print everything out, or write by hand, to store in a small tin or envelope
  • save everything to a USB or disc, which can then be placed in a small tin or envelope

Here’s what you’ll need to do.

  1. Take a photo of yourself (yep, a selfie!). Use your phone, your computer, it doesn’t matter what, but make sure your photo is today’s. Print it out or email it to yourself and save to a portable storage device
  2. Write a letter to the Universe, stating what you’d like your life to look like in four year’s time. This is a Magical Order to the Universal Kitchen where everything that we become in vibrational alignment with is made manifest. Be as specific as possible, don’t limit yourself, and really have fun with this. Will you have moved, renovated, planted a vegetable garden, become a dog or cat owner, gone on a big holiday, graduated, met the love of your life, had your book published, become healthier, happier? Write it all down, knowing that this is what you are asking the Universe to deliver.
  3. Fill in or write down the following Positioning Statement and add it to your Time Capsule:

Dear Universe,

I am grateful for the clarity, direction and inspiration I have received so far.

I am ready to begin creating a life for myself that is satisfying and richly meaningful – a life that reflects my values, and that best uses my talents and gifts.

I am ready to embrace positive change and to accept an avalanche of good in my life. 

My commitment to you is that I will create a plan, and take consistent small steps in the direction of my dreams.

I am open to Divine Inspiration, Higher Guidance, Magic and Miracles.  I am open to Breakthroughs, New Opportunities and Helpful People.

I am excited about co-creating a brighter future for myself and the ones I love.

With love and gratitude,

 

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(insert your own name here)

 

Get creative! Use your paints, coloured pens, glitter and stickers to make your Positioning Statement visually attractive.

 

Find and label a small tin, box or envelope to use as your Time Capsule.

Now add a few little treats to really give your time capsule an authentic feel:

  • Maybe the front page of today’s newspaper
  • A magazine
  • A playlist of your current favourite music
  • A small amount of money for you to buy yourself a cup of coffee in four year’s time
  • A trinket such as a badge or bracelet or crystal or small toy

Now for the most important part!

Feel inspired and excited about where you life can be four years from now. Read back through what you have written and spend five minutes visualising this life as though it has already happened. Feel the emotion in your heart as you see yourself in this new life. Make it as real as possible and get emotionally involved – because that’s what makes your Universal Order magnetic and powerful.

Now seal up your Time Capsule, and put it somewhere safe, to be opened in four year’s time.

 

Meditation for Healing Your Relationship With Money

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.”  ~ Charles Dickens

“Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Hello, February. Aren’t you pushing some big buttons around money and abundance! Money, lack of it, insecurity around creating it, fear of never having it or of losing it, money mismanagement, poor investment or business decisions, lack of customers, deals gone bad, inability to spend money on yourself, shopping addictions, worry over the ability to support yourself and pay your bills – I’ve had an inbox jammed with messages from people in financial distress or freak-out this month.

I’ve also had a slew of emails from people in deep resistance about all things financial as they work through the first Money Pages of my Year of ME Planner.

So it’s time we had the money talk, don’t you think?

We’re sitting at the dawn of a brand-new energetic era. This is an age of coming back into balance; of sitting in our authentic selves. In this era everything is quicker. More connected. More visible. What we focus on is what we will attract more of.

At the same time our old outmoded beliefs are being brought out into the light so we can identify and own them and move on to new ideas which serve us better. Our old stories around money are holding us back. Our family’s beliefs too. We can’t keep hiding from the things we are ignoring. If money is something you’ve never been comfortable with, now is a terrific time to make peace with your money triggers.

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Many spiritual and creative people have an uncomfortable relationship with money, and yet money is a fundamental aspect of daily life. As we move into greater integrity it’s time to step up and create a life that is in alignment with our Soul’s purpose. We are being asked to call back and integrate all of the lost and broken and shamed parts of ourselves – including our beliefs and feelings around money.

Money is simply another form of energy. If we are out of flow in one area of our lives it affects all of the others, so it stands to reason that if we are out of synch in our relationship with money, our creativity, our heart’s calling (among so many other possibilities), our financial situation can be impacted and brought out of flow too.

When we find our flow and move into alignment with money, it becomes easier to feel positive about our relationship to money. Whatever our current financial position, it’s all still numbers, and numbers can be changed by bringing our awareness to them and then taking action.

I’ve prepared a short guided meditation to help you to bring your energy into alignment with money and abundance.

All you need to do is set about 14 minutes aside, and then sit or lie somewhere quietly and follow along to the sound of my voice.

Nicole Cody’s Guided Meditation for Money and Abundance

Tomorrow I’ll share some simple ideas for creating consciousness around money.

Hugs and love to you,

Nicole xx

 

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 money that we already had, and to get us into flow with creating more financial security for the years to come.

One of the most easily applicable tips related to music. Listen to music that makes you feel good, music that you love, we were told. This can be the most powerful tip of all.

The best music is the music of our own youth – our teens and early twenties. The music we listened to, and the music that we made ourselves. This is music we can sing along to. It’s music that makes us want to dance or laugh or cry, or run up a mountain or change the world. For a few of us, the music from our earlier childhood – that was the power music of our parents’ youth, or our grandparents’ – can be just as powerful because of the positive associations it brings for us.

Playing this music places us into an energy of comfort, hope and possibility. It brightens our energy and heightens our emotions. As we sit in that space of being happy and emotionally connected, we move into the energy of flow. We sit in our power. Ideas and inspiration come. We become aligned to our highest good. And from that place of flow all kinds of magic can happen. In order to manifest we need to be in flow. In order to be in flow we need to feel good. Therefore, music! I love the simplicity of this, and I resonate with the truth of it.

Music is something available to us all. For me, my power tunes are all eighties music. This was such great news to me. I love eighties music!

How about you? What are your power tunes? How does music affect your energy?

Direction or Destination?

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“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” ~ William G.T. Shedd

 

Right now is a terrific time for planning.

2015 is almost upon us, and as the Captain of our own ship we get to choose where we will sail next year.

Some of you might already have a specific destination in mind.

Terrific. Beautiful. Wonderful. When you have a destination decided you can pull out your maps and chart the best course to take you there.

But what if you can’t decide on a destination?

Often, if we choose a direction, the destination will reveal itself. And that destination may be one we would have never thought of for ourselves. Yet fate will lend us a wind that drives our boat towards a new harbour, or we’ll meet a sailor in another port who urges us on to a place he’s recently visited that he’s sure will suit us, or an event will catch our eye, or a smile will capture our heart.

Direction can be enough. A broad idea of where we’re going.

We’ll head north.

We’ll go back to school.

We’ll work to get our debt down.

We’ll concentrate on improving our health.

Once we have a general direction we can choose a few specific small goals based upon that direction.

We’ll develop momentum. Our sails will fill and we’ll be on our way. Direction decided, ultimate destination as yet unknown. A grand adventure!

Sailing Adventure by Beth Marcil

Sailing Adventure by Beth Marcil

But what if your boat isn’t seaworthy?

Two choices here. You can stay in harbour and work to get that boat back in shape for your next voyage. Which might be later in the year, or even the year after that. You might also choose to sail on a river or a lake closer to home, and just cruise for the scenery, or the memories. If something goes wrong you’ll be close to shore and to help.

The other thing you can do is go sailing in your imagination, your meditations, your dreams. Just because the boat is broken, or trapped somehow, doesn’t mean you can’t captain your mind and use that for your next adventure.

I dare you to dream a little for 2015. Think about destinations and directions. Choose a course, get your ship ready, and then set sail…

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

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“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

 

Is life not flowing for you the way you had hoped? Have you got a secret dream, a skill or a vision you want to share with the world? An area of your life where you feel sadly unfulfilled? Have you struggled to make things happen? Are you in need of some deep nurture and soul reconnection?

It’s only five weeks until our Soul Sanctuary Retreat begins, and we have just a few places left. Perhaps one of them is meant for you.

I’m really excited about what we’ll be covering in this week-long residential retreat in Byron Bay, Australia. It’s a program for meeting our obstacles and blockages head-on, for understanding and embracing or dissolving our limitations, for nurturing ourselves, and for gaining clarity about who we are, what matters most to us, and what comes next in our lives.

I’ll be teaching you simple meditations, and some manifestation and energy work techniques to create calm, peace and flow in your lives.

I’ll be helping you to identify your hidden (and not so hidden) addictions and weaknesses, and the ways you sabotage yourself, your happiness and your success. Then we’ll look at how to move past or heal these limitations.

I’ll show you how to connect to your own wisdom and intuition, and to reawaken your passion.

I’ll also help you to create an empowering foundation of spiritual practices and a simple but achievable plan to get you moving toward your goals and dreams in 2015.

We’ll also be doing some healing work, some creative art-space and heart-space work and having lots of fun.

There will be plenty of time for rest, rejuvenation and some relaxing ‘self’ time, as well as some special pampering. And you’ll be in the company of like-minded souls.

Interested?

This year’s women’s only Soul Sanctuary Retreat runs from 29 November to 5 December in beautiful Byron Bay.

Want to know more? Contact us at info@nicolecody.com or leave us a message at our facebook page

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Image by Moonjazz at flickr

 

TESTIMONIALS FROM 2013

I attended the Soul Sanctuary Retreat in December 2013.  This is the first retreat I have ever attended and I can honestly say it was a life changing experience.  The content delivered by Nicole was insightful, measured and informative.  Some things discussed were light bulb moments for me, where a lot of things fell into place.  It was conducted in a nurturing environment with lots of encouragement and hugs when needed.   The retreat enabled me to look at things differently, and to change what I was doing.  The location was fantastic, accommodation beautiful, and the food was fresh, wholesome and organic.  Free time was factored into the schedule to allow us to reflect on what we had learned, do some exercise or just chill out.  I would do the retreat again in a heartbeat. ~ C.D. QLD

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I had the amazing good fortune to being connected to Nicole Cody a couple of years ago. And it has been a life changing event. One on one sessions with Nicole opened my eyes, my mind, my heart, ALL of me to deeper and more profound levels.

Last year, this awakening journeyed to a new level when I attended Nicole’s retreat at the beautiful Sangsurya retreat at Byron Bay. Over 7 days we cleansed, opened, connected, played, laughed, cried and healed. As I recall the retreat I can deeply feel how it still resonates and continues to more consciously evolve me.

Nicole combines the seen and the unseen, the wise and the hilarious, the sacred and the sacrilegious, all the polarities, gifts and challenges that are part of being an awakening human on the journey of life and discovery.

It was a journey I shall never forget and intend to repeat!

Thank you so much Nicole ~ N.T. QLD

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Toward the end of last year I was completely exhausted and on the lookout for a retreat. A friend told me about Nicole Cody’s upcoming Soul Sanctuary retreat and I jumped at the chance to get away, re-energise myself and find a way to connect with my true essence.

I had been learning about chakras for six months before the retreat and knew what Nicole would teach me on the retreat about chakras, spiritual healing and connecting with my own spirit and essence would blow this learning out of the water!

The seven day retreat with Nicole is by far the best thing I have ever done for myself. I walked in stressed and exhausted, and walked out completely connected to my soul, secure in the knowledge that I am an intuitive empath with wonderful gifts to share with the world.

Nicole was generous with her time, her energy and her knowledge. She connected on a very personal level with everyone on the retreat and created a sacred space for learning, growth and sharing. I can’t wait to attend another one of Nicole’s retreats – they’re just so good for the soul. ~ H.B. QLD

Making My Life Work for Me – Week 2

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“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, we would launch one.  It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air.  Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas.  And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight.  Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in.  With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest.  And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.”  ~ Robert Fulghum

Welcome to Week 2 of our six week Making My Life Work for Me Program. (If you’re just joining us now, pop back and read the very first post so that you can gather the materials we’ll be using today.) This week our focus is on being open to new ideas, new solutions and things that have been lurking in our subconscious that we have been too stressed, tired, wired or defeated to pay any real attention to.  There’s good stuff in that head of yours.  There’s treasure for sure!

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Instructions:

We will be following the same format each week.  Read through this entire post before you get started. You can do the activities all on one day, or spread them put over the week – whatever works best for you.

Meditation:

We’re going to start with a meditation. But today it’s an active meditation. Find a song or piece of music you love and queue it ready to play.  Hold your crystal and drape your scarf or shawl around your shoulders.  Start your song and then close your eyes.  Lose yourself to the music.  Let the music get right inside you. When the song finishes sit for a minute, absorbing the energy, and be open to what comes next. The music will deliver a message to you.  Be open to it, and write it down in your journal. It could be lyrics, an image, an idea.  Trust whatever comes to you. This week, in quiet moments, expand on what this message means to you, and how you can begin to incorporate this energy in your life.

Visualisation:

Do this straight after your meditation, when you are ready and open for receiving! Close your eyes and use your imagination. See yourself the way you want yourself to be in the world.  Feel the emotions that come with this, and have gratitude and expectation of drawing these things into your life.  Really put some energy into this.  You can repeat this step again this week (even daily) if it feels right.  Thoughts are things, and this is how you manifest in the Universe!

Using Your Journal:

Go back and re-read your Pledge.  Think about your commitment to making this new life for yourself: one that fits you much better, one that gives you far better satisfaction and scope for joy. Hold this energy of possibility in your heart as you work with your journal this week.

Feel free to use your paints, coloured pens, glitter and stickers to make your journal visually attractive.  Get involved in the creation process and let your Inner Child rock your world, in the very best of ways!

Card of the Week: 

2013-03-24 16.30.18Let’s get the ball rolling by selecting this week’s Guidance.  Take your deck of positive cards, or your rune bag.  Close you eyes and offer up a prayer for the Highest Good, and then quiet your mind.

Randomly select a card/rune, trusting that it will have a message to guide you this week.  Write down the name of the card/rune and the message.  Feel free to add any additional thoughts or insights you might have.

The card I’ve chosen this week is well aligned with our theme.

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Trust that there is a wise and creative part of you that wants to help you redesign your life.  All the answers are within you – now we simply need to learn how to tune in and find them!

Week 2 Journal Activity:

On a clean page write a stream of consciousness around the question What can I do?  This is a big question, once you get started, so don’t limit yourself.  You may even want to come back to it over several days. Write as little or as much as you need to. Simply ask yourself the question and then answer it, letting the words pour out of you. If you feel blocked get up and go for a walk.  Play your song again, and then write! Draw pictures or mind map if you feel like it. If you cry or have some other emotional release understand that this is a good thing.

And now for some fun…

Collage – Things that inspire me.  Take your pile of old magazines and place them in front of you.  Holding your crystal close your eyes and say out loud “Universe, I am open to all Guidance and my own Higher Wisdom to show me the things inspire me, and show me beneficial direction in my life.”  Take a moment and sit in that energy, really feeling yourself connecting into and opening to that wisdom.

Then when you’re ready, open your eyes and start flicking through the magazines.  If any pictures or words appeal to you, cut or rip them out and place them beside you. When you have enough images cut them up neatly, and then spend some time arranging them on a page or double page of your journal.  If your journal isn’t big enough, feel free to use a sheet of cardboard. Glue your images to the page and leave it open to dry.  Now you have a strong visual reminder of your inspirations, how can you incorporate more of these energies in your daily life?

Were there any surprises?  Did you notice any particular themes?

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Gratitude:

What’s already working in your life?  List five things in your journal each day that you are grateful for in your life.

Nightly Healing :

Get into bed and spend five minutes lying quietly in meditation with your eyes closed.  Call on God, Universal Energy, your Angels, your Guides, your Ancestors, whomever you feel comfortable and safe with.  Ask for their help.  Fill your body with white light, and then draw coloured light (just allow a colour to come to you) through your crown chakra (an energy point on the top of your head) and send it anywhere in your body that needs healing.  Feel the warmth as the energy radiates through your body, uplifting and healing you.  Know that answers will come while you are sleeping.

Give thanks, send this same healing gift from you to anyone or anywhere else if it feels right, and then sleep.  Expect dreams that inspire, heal and inform. Wishing you a wonderful week.

Much love to you, Nicole ♥ xx

Welcoming 2013

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“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning. ” 

~ J. B. Priestley

I know the calendar says that we’re already into February, but from an energetic point of view today, 2nd February, is really the very first day of 2013. (Read more about the energy of 2013 by clicking here.)

It’s an unusually quiet morning down at my farm, and the air is thick with fragrant smoke from all the burning piles of green vegetation knocked down during last week’s storms.  It smells a little like a giant incense stick burning, so I consider 2013 well smudged into being.

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Today is a beautiful day for some quiet reflection and journalling to set the tone for your year ahead. I’ve also prepared a short guided meditation for you to help you focus your thoughts and energies.

Guided Meditation

This 7 minute meditation will help you to step into the vibration of this new year.  It was recorded at my farm at dawn this morning, so you’ll also hear the cacophony of frogs, birds, cows, baby magpies and hungy owl chicks. They’re adding their special energies to this meditation too.  To listen, all you need to do is click on the link below:

Nicole Cody’s Guided Meditation for 2013

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Journal Activity

After you’ve listened to my meditation, find some time today to sit somewhere on your own and write down your thoughts and feelings about the following questions:

  1. I am happiest when I…
  2. The issues I care about most are…
  3. The creative projects I’d like to engage in this year are…
  4. The healing work I’d like to focus on for my own well-being this year is…
  5. The healing or service work I’d like to devote time to for helping others this year is…
  6. Activities I’d like to include more of this year include…
  7. Relationships that are important to me this year are…
  8. The one thing I want to devote attention to this year is…
  9. My greatest wish for myself is…
  10. My greatest wish for the world is…
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And the Winner is…

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”
~ Melody Beattie

As my final November gesture to celebrate all of the support that has been shown to my fledgling blog, I offered a custom-designed healing necklace to one lucky reader.

Today I’m proud to announce that the winner is Julie Goyder.  Julie has a beautiful blog over at jmgoyder.com, and it’s really worth a visit. Julie, I’ll be contacting you shortly so that we can work out the details but for now, here’s my heartfelt congratulations!

For all of you who didn’t win, I’m sending Love, Light and Hugs.  Thank you for your encouragement and support for Cauldrons and Cupcakes. I’m honoured to share the journey with you.

And now, something to uplift you, and to help you cultivate that feeling of gratitude in your own life.  You’ll need about ten minutes – consider it a meditation!

Bless, Nicole ♥ xoxo

Day 28 – Gratitude Challenge

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“What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.” ~ Julia Cameron

“Money is usually attracted, not pursued.” ~ Jim Rohn

Money is not wealth.  Some of my most affluent clients do not have wealth- they just have bucket-loads of money.

So what is wealth?  Wealth is a measure of your true state of abundance.  Wealth is having a richness that supports your value system. What we value is what is important to us – what gives us pleasure, satisfaction, meaning and contentment. If your highest values in life are family and community, then your wealth will come from having a life filled with family and community-centred energies, activities and relationships.  If your highest values in life are financial security and travel, then a wealthy life for you will be about money in the bank, investments and having the money to take vacations away from home.

Money is just energy. Money is neither good nor bad – money is neutral until we put a charge on it based upon our own beliefs and attitudes. A dollar note has no value in and of itself – a dollar note is simply a convenient form of energy storage.  In fact, inside our bank accounts we don’t even have real money – instead we have numbers that represent the dollars that represent stored energy.

If you have positive beliefs about money, and respect for the value of the stored energy it represents, you’ll have a healthy and positive relationship to money.  If you have negative beliefs about money, or about the sort of people who have money, then you’ll find that you and money don’t get along so well…

Today, spend some time thinking about what makes you feel wealthy. Let go of needing to have money. Let go of judging wealth by the numbers in your bank account.  Forget the stereotyped images of what being rich is supposed to look like – mansions and mega-yachts won’t make you happy if they have no place in your value system. Focus on that luxurious feeling of abundance that is generated by having enough of what you want and some to spare.

For me, wealth is about having true friendships and people I love gathered around my kitchen table. Wealth is about having time for myself, and time to do the things I love.  Wealth for me is having enough money to cover my expenses, and to be able to buy things based on wanting and appreciating them versus buying things because I can afford them. I feel wealthy when I am giving and receiving love, engaging with my art, using my talents and gifts, and contributing to community.

What does true wealth look like for you? (If it is mansions and mega-yachts, good for you, but as the old adage says be careful what you wish for!)

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When we fill our life with the things that make us happy we are wealthy beyond measure!  One way to get more of that good stuff in our lives is being thankful for what we already have.  Let’s start by counting our Blessings…

Counting Our Blessings and Using our Gratitude Rock

If you need a detailed reminder of our daily process, you can review it here in Day 1 of the Gratitude Challenge.

  1. List five Blessings in your journal, explaining why you are grateful for each one.
  2. Count your Blessings off on your fingers, summoning positive emotion and saying Thank You from your heart for each one.
  3. Write the following words on a piece of paper, feeling the truth of this energy in your heart,  and add this paper to the ones already under your Gratitude Rock : My life is filled with riches.  I have an abundance of all that is good and precious to me.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
  4. Tonight before you go to sleep, hold your Gratitude Rock and affirm I am richly Blessed. I have an Abundance of Good in my life. Visualise one thing you have been grateful for today. Swell that positive energy up in your heart like a beautiful golden light, and give a heart-felt Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to the Universe, then imagine a tiny shower of golden light travelling from your heart into your Gratitude Rock.
  5. Still holding your Gratitude Rock, bless your fellow travellers on this Gratitude Journey by sending them golden light, and saying Thank you.  I Bless You.  I intend for you Love, Miracles and Abundance. Know that as you are saying this for them, they are also saying this for you. Feel that connection and gratitude and know that there is real love and support for you here.

If all you do today is these five steps, know that is enough.

Today’s gratitude challenge is about showing the Universe what we want our lives to look like…

What we think about and thank about, we bring about!

Whatever we think about and add strong emotion to, we begin to draw into our lives.  When we are grateful for the blessings we already have or have had in our lives, our thoughts and emotions align us to these experiences and relationships, and we become magnetic to other positive things with a similar vibration.

Sit back and close your eyes and then just allow yourself to daydream, focusing on experiences, relationships or possessions that give you a sense of wealth in your life.  Think of the places you’ve been, the weather you’ve known, the things around your home, the people in your life, the treasures within your community (sports fields, coffee shops, libraries, hospitals etc) You can use any of the things you have already listed in your gratitude diary, you can choose any moment from along the timeline of your life, and you can even move forward into the future, visualising positive situations that have not yet occurred but that you desire for yourself.  Steep yourself in this wealth.  Let its images wash over you, and sink deep into you.

Feel how many amazing blessings have already graced your life. Let that feeling of wealth, gratitude and joy build up inside you. Know that you are magnetising yourself to more and more good with this energy of appreciation. When you are ready give a heart felt Thank You to the Universe.  Thank You for my Abundant Wealth. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

My wish for you today is that you know how Loved and Blessed you are. My wish for you is that you see the world today through eyes of Gratitude and Love.  Bless ♥ xx

Day 10 – Gratitude Challenge

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“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” 
~ A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Our future is not fixed.  It is mutable and constantly changing in response to our thoughts, actions and beliefs.

When we believe that our Universe is abundant, and that it is a kind, safe and helpful place – indeed, that the Universe can be utterly delightful – then we start attracting more and more of that kind of positive energy into our lives.

From that place of Abundant Thinking and Gratitude we start to find ourselves expanding. We begin to feel more uplifted, more upbeat.  We gain confidence.

We begin to believe in possibilities. We begin to allow the Grace of the Universe to touch our lives. We get ourselves out of resistance and back into flow.

And from that place of flow, our lives change forever.

But how do we get to that place? Abundant thinking is created by counting our blessings.

Count Our Blessings and Use our Gratitude Rock

If you need a detailed reminder of the process, you can review it here in Day 1 of the Gratitude Challenge.

  1. List five Blessings in your journal, explaining why you are grateful for each one.
  2. Count your Blessings off on your fingers, summoning positive emotion and saying Thank You from your heart for each one.
  3. Take yesterday’s picture or name from underneath your Gratitude Rock. Hold it in your hands and say Thank You for all the help you have given me. I trust that the Universe supports me in every way. Really feel that energy and gratitude in your own heart.
  4. Now think of something where you need help. Write your request on a piece of paper like this: Universe, I am now open to receiving help with ___________ Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Place your request under your Gratitude Rock.
  5. Tonight before you go to sleep, hold your Gratitude Rock and affirm I am richly Blessed. I have an Abundance of Good in my life. Visualise one thing you have been grateful for today. Swell that positive energy up in your heart like a beautiful golden light, and give a heart-felt Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to the Universe, then imagine a tiny shower of golden light travelling from your heart into your Gratitude Rock.
  6. Still holding your Gratitude Rock, bless your fellow travellers on this Gratitude Journey by sending them golden light, and saying Thank you.  I Bless You.  I intend for you Love, Miracles and Abundance. Know that as you are saying this for them, they are also saying this for you. Feel that connection and gratitude and know that there is real love and support for you here. Place your rock back beside your bed, and go to sleep, cocooned in this good energy.

If all you do today is these six steps, know that is enough.

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Congratulations – we are already one third the way through our 30 Day Gratitude Challenge. I’m so proud of you and the changes you are making in your life, and I’m humbled by the love and gratitude you are showing each other on this journey.

Our Daily Gratitude Challenge

Today I’ve prepared a short guided meditation for you, to really allow you to connect to the Abundance and Blessings of our Universe. All you need to do is take ten minutes, sit back and relax, and let the words open you to new possibilities.

Nicole Cody’s Guided Meditation for Abundance and Blessings

Trust in a Universe that is benevolent and kind.  Trust that dreams can can true. Trust that the future is brighter than anything you could have ever imagined for yourself.  And know that right here, today, your life is Blessed with an Abundance of Good.