Retreat Snaps – Spiritual Awakening 2018

“Meeting a stranger can be totally fleeting and meaningless, for example, unless you enter the individual’s world by finding out at least one thing that is meaningful to his or her life and exchange at least one genuine feeling. Tuning in to others is a circular flow: you send yourself out toward people; you receive them as they respond to you.” 
Deepak Chopra

Our Spiritual Awakening Retreat finished on Sunday. You may not have attended but I made sure that you were in our crystal grid, and we also sent energy and love to you in our meditations.

Here are a few pics of our week, including the meditation malas we made, the beautiful altar bowls so lovingly made for my participants by Richard Jones from Rainforest Ceramics, and the way our crystal grid in the centre of the room evolved. There’s a sleepy one of Dana and I after a very big day as we head off to another delicious dinner.

The final pic is of me, the last one to leave, in the empty hall. All our boxes are packed and waiting for Ben to come get them (and me!) as the last load of the day.

Our other retreat for the year is Accelerated Channelling using Sacred Geometry in August. I’ll have more details about that for you soon.

Biggest hugs and love, Nicole ❤ xx

The grid begins

Adding flowers and leaves to complete the first circles

A polychrome jasper as a meditation stone

Do I need a stylist? My silver sheep slippers to prevent cold feet!

Miss Dana and I at the end of a long day – happy and ready for dinner.

Personal items and offerings in the grid to charge them up

Offering bowls on our altar

Rainy peaceful garden

Some of the meditation malas we made

Mala power (Miss Dana stood on a chair to take this one!)

Suddenly it’s all over. Can’t wait for the next one. Maybe we’ll see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the Winner of the Healing Necklace is…

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“What’s meant to be will always find a way.”
~ Trisha Yearwood

 

To find the winner of this beautiful healing necklace, I put all of the names into my singing bowl. And then I prayed for the Highest Good and I drew out the lucky winner.

This is whose name I drew:

Leisa Zoeller – congratulations! <3

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On closer examination, however, I realised that a second name was stuck behind Leisa’s.

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Barbara, with a sunflower blooming at the end of your name! It seems that the Universe feels you need some extra care and support right now, too.

I don’t have a second ‘everyone bead’ but I do have a solution. Here is the mala I made for my Beginners Channelling group. It’s the bead string to the right of the healing necklace. The heart at the end of that mala is my keeper – the bead where I start and finish. The place where I pray for myself and the world. Twice a day for a month, this keeper bead is being infused with prayer, energy, love and positive intent. It is for healing what has taught us and broken us, and for opening us to our highest potential. It is a bead filled with love and care.

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I shall turn it into a necklace for you, after our retreat is done.

I’ll be in touch with both of you soon. Once again, congratulations, and thank you to all of my beautiful readers and supporters.

I hold you in my heart with much love, Nicole <3 xoxo

 

Counting You On My Fingers

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“It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked.”
~ Shannon L. Alder

 

I was up two hours earlier than usual this morning. (That’s early, believe me!)

Why?

Today marks exactly one month until my Beginners Channelling Intensive Retreat begins. I needed to make my meditation mala with a bead for each student. I then needed to pray my mala.

That will be my twice-daily routine now until retreat begins.

Each morning and evening I will hold the beads in my fingers and pray and meditate over each one.

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I chose each bead with care. For Sonya a Rose Quartz Butterfly – she needs extra self love and a sense of freedom in her own identity so that she can belong more fully to herself. Jo-Anne struggles with abundance and feeling worthy of opportunity – for her a Pyrite Cube. For Paul a finely striated Banded Agate to help him tune in to deeper and deeper levels of himself and others.

These beads will know hours of love and care. They will become imbued with energy. When I am not in meditation I shall wear the beads. It helps me tune in to my students and their needs. During the day my fingers may seek out their bead and I shall flow additional love and energy their way. And when the course is finished I will gift each student their bead so that they have a physical reminder of my faith in them, and my support for them. For me, it’s a labor of love, of course. That’s what it means to me to be a teacher. I am humbled and honoured to guide them on their path.

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For those of you who participated in my Love Mala, know that all of the beads are almost ready to send to those of you who wanted them. We’ll be in touch soon about that.

And the bead that was the Everyone Bead on the Love Mala? I’ve made that into a beautiful necklace, and I’ll be giving it away here on the blog next week so stay tuned!

 

An Extra Healing Meditation

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“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
~ Charles Dickens

 

Tonight I’m performing a special two-hour healing meditation, using the Love Mala I made earlier in the month.

The purpose of tonight’s meditation is to help in the release of patterns of thought and behaviour that have limited us and kept us small or wounded. It is also to open us up to our fuller potential, and the ability to recognise and work with our own gifts with ease and grace.

You may already have a bead on this mala, or be included under the ‘everyone’ bead, but I’d also like to extend that offer that if you would like me to send specific healing to you or someone who you love, that you leave a message for me below, or pop over to my facebook page and leave a message there.

If you’d like to join me in meditation, I’ll be in that space between 8pm and 11pm Brisbane time tonight – 21 March. Feel free to join me for all or part of that time (I know, it’s a long time if you’re not in practice).

If you want to receive some of that healing energy and prayer, there is nothing specific you need to do, but I also encourage you to sit or lay quietly for part of that time, close your eyes, soften your body, and then just be in a space of allowing. Let yourself be open to any feelings, images or sensations that come.

And, of course, feel free to give me any feedback afterwards.

Much, much love to you in these exciting times,

Nicole xx

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It’s Finished – Our Mala of Love

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“Be not forgetful of prayer. Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it, which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand that prayer is an education.”
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.”
~ Amit Ray

 

Well, my lovelies, it is meditation time and I am about to begin prayers and affirmations on my new mala. Many of you are represented personally here in the beads that will move between my fingers this morning. All of you are represented on the last bead, which you’ll see above is the teardrop-shaped clear quartz before the crackle quartz Keeper Stone. There are crystal beads chosen for their energies, and wood, glass and ceramic beads chosen for their colour or symbolism. Every bead has been chosen with love and careful intent.

I’ll be praying this mala twice a day for the next thirty days. Already I have prayed and blessed each bead as I named it and strung it. Already I can say, yes, this pearl is Liz, this banded agate is PJ, this celestite is Jacob, this owl is Joanne.

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My intention for the next thirty days is to use my meditation and prayers to aid in our emotional healing, and that will be my theme in my twice-daily meditations. This is a mala for forgiveness and self-love, for ending guilt, regret, fear and shame and embracing love and flow and abundance.

Each day I’ll hold every bead, one at a time, between my fingers and pray my mantras and then a specific prayer for each bead – each person. I’ll wear this mala every day, all day, so that I carry you with me.

Today, know that I am holding you in my thoughts and prayers. That I am carrying you in my arms. That you are very much loved.

Nicole xx

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Mala Update

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“The inner voice is something which cannot be described in words. But sometimes we have a positive feeling that something in us prompts us to do a certain thing. The time when I learnt to recognise this voice was, I may say, the time when I started praying regularly.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

I’ve been moved to tears by the many messages you’ve sent me about inclusion on my Mala of Love.

Truly, I was not expecting such an outpouring. So many of you asking not for yourselves but for those you love to be included on a bead. So many of you brave enough to finally put your hand up and say, yes, I’d like some support.

I have many more requests than I do beads.

So, what I propose to do is this:

I shall contact all of you. Be patient. That might take some time. I’ve had over five hundred messages. 106 of you shall be included on my first mala, and then one bead for my friend Liz and one bead to represent ALL OF YOU.

Thank you to everyone who asked that I include a bead for myself. I promise I will.

I will use the Keeper Bead for myself. The Keeper Bead is the bead at the beginning and end of the prayer or mantra cycle where your thumb and finger come to rest. It is both bead 0 and bead 109.

When I have finished this present mala cycle of one month, I shall make ANOTHER mala. I will allocate 107 places keeping bead 108 to represent all of you, until everyone who has contacted me has had the chance to be included in a month of  my prayers and meditations.

Once again, please be patient. It will take a good few months to pray for all of you individually.

But I shall. That’s my sacred promise to you.

Big love and hugs, Nicole xx

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