Be the Stillness

“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.” ~ Morgan Freeman Just for today Hold stillness inside you While the world pulses and races and dances a crazy dance Turn inward Be aware of your breathing Consciously slow yourself And be filled with peace It […]

The Excitement of Going Home

“Home is where the heart is.” ~ JOSEPH C. NEAL I’m going home today – home to my own little farm. After too much time in the big city, with bags barely unpacked from my Thailand adventure, I am finally going home. Somehow, when I wasn’t paying attention, Summer arrived. Somehow Christmas snuck up. I’ve been […]

What the Frack?

As we watch the sun go down, evening after evening, through the smog across the poisoned waters of our native earth, we must ask ourselves seriously whether we really wish some future universal historian on another planet to say about us:  “With all their genius and with all their skill, they ran out of foresight […]

Random Bits of Thailand-Induced Happiness

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” ~ Miriam Beard Thailand; truly a land of smiles. Here are some of the random memory-making moments of my trip thus far. – Breakfast, and novel editing, overlooking the hotel pool in […]

Remembering Nana…

My beloved Nana passed away, quietly, gently, while I was far away from home. She took her last breath peacefully on the morning of November 16. 2012.  Slipping gracefully from her body, she flew off on her fairy wings (everyone who knew Joycie knew she had fairy wings!) to join all of our loved ones […]

A Bangkok Kind of Day

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ~ Henry Miller So here I am, on holidays.  My morning started early, as always, with meditation.  Bangkok is the kind of place that starts late and finishes as I am waking up. So at 6am I was roaming the almost empty streets, […]

Packing My Bags. Destination? Adventure!

It’s official. NO more sleeps ’til I begin my holiday! Of course that doesn’t mean I’ve packed. Right now my house looks like a bomb’s hit it.  But I trust that in a few hours everything will have been put back into some semblance of order, I shall have found my passport, my swim suit […]

Platypus Dreaming

I have a special place down on the river where I go to meditate sometimes. I walked down there this morning, just as the sky was softening with the first gentle fingers of light.  There were still stars twinkling in the sky, and the cows called to me as I walked by. I settled down […]

Animal Messengers – Your Sunday Psychic Oracle

“Lots of people talk to animals…. Not very many listen, though…. That’s the problem.” ~ Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh   The Animal Kingdom contains a wealth of wisdom, and today we are going to tap into that wisdom, to find a message relevant to us in our daily lives right now. I was inspired […]

The Bee Tree

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”  ~ Albert Einstein One of my favourite afternoon farm chores is filling up the cattle troughs. When I walk down to the pump house that sits beside our spring-fed dam, I go through a fenced off area […]

Strengthening Intuition Week 5 – Sensing Energy in People

There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it. ~Elizabeth A. Behnke Health is a large word.  It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;… and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.  […]

The Owl and the Orchard Man

“A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?” ~ Old Saying My life is so strange sometimes, so very surreal, that I struggle to make sense of it.  In fact, often it seems […]

Choosing Crystals To Attract Love ♥ Part 2

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss Can you use crystals to manifest love in your life? You bet! But let’s be clear that you can use them at attract ANY kind of love.  Romantic love, friendship, a creative project, dream job, […]

Strengthening Intuition Week 4 – Sensing Energy in Places

“Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.” ~Alice Meynell, “The Spirit of Place” Every place holds its own energy.  Wild […]

Double Happiness ♥♥

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” ~ Audrey Hepburn Today is the first day in over a week that I feel back in my body, and back to earth. What a big week or so, with the passing of our beautiful dog, Charlie, and then my Channelling […]

Farmers’ Markets – Nom Nom Nom!

“Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” ~ Michael Pollan Have I told you how much I love food? I do, you know.  Food is one of life’s great joys for me.  There is nothing better than fresh food – from produce grown with love and care. Good food is medicine for the […]

Saying Goodbye to Charlie

“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe, we are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.”     -Roger Caras It’s been too hard for me to write this […]

Rain, Rain, cleanse my blues away…

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.  ~ Langston Hughes I awoke this morning to gentle rain on the roof. It was such a peaceful sound. I’m still on retreat, so I walked out onto the veranda, which overlooks rainforest […]

Letting Go in 2012 – Working with the Full Moon

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.  ~ Les Brown On Sunday, September 30, we will enjoy another glorious Full Moon. Full Moons always have an energy that works with supporting us to ‘release’ things, and as 2012 is a big year for releasing, it’s the perfect […]

Koalas in My Backyard! or What is Biodiversity?

We must be the change we wish to see in the world       ~ Mahatma Gandhi One of the hats I wear in this lifetime is ‘Organic Farmer’. My husband and I have a strong commitment to food production that nurtures and values the land, and that uses no chemicals or harmful practices. We […]

Five Australian Bush Flower Blessings for You

It’s Spring here in Australia, and the bush is filled with all manner of flowers.  Here are five different types that I came across during my recent road trip.  This morning I have channelled a message for each bloom, and I know that there is one that is just right for you! All you have […]

Red Dust and Wattle

There is a wide arc of blue sky above me. Beneath my feet the ground is stones and dust and tufts of brittle grass. The air is filled with birdsong and the thresh and shuffle of wind in the treetops. Apart from that there is nothing. Just sunshine and space and peace. Kangaroos sleeping under […]

Grounding Myself in Life Again…

“Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.” ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   I’ve spent the past five days running a meditation retreat. It was a fabulous course, and I was totally absorbed in a world of ritual, magic and spiritual connection. But today I […]

Signs of Spring

Down here in Australia (where our seasons are reversed from Europe and America), Spring is just around the corner, and already there are signs that she is close at hand.  As I lie in bed, or sit on my verandah, I inhale a heavenly bouquet, and it fills me with hope and renewal. The heavy […]

The Elephant Elder of Chiang Mai

On my thirtieth birthday I woke up to find that I could see auras around people. After I adjusted to the shock, and the disorientation that comes from having additional materials in your field of vision, I soon found that I could understand and interpret those energies, and it has formed the basis of much […]

Things to be thankful for…

“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles” This morning I’m counting my Blessings. Such a simple thing to do, and it always makes me feel richer. I like to count them off on my fingers – a tangible act, and a way of really anchoring their truth in […]

Crystals, 2012 and the Transit of Venus

On June 6, we will be privileged to experience a rare astrological event – the Transit of Venus.  The transits happen in pairs – and this is the final event in the current pairing, the last being in June 2004.  We won’t see another transit in our lifetime as the next ones will occur in […]

In Defence of Fairies

Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom.  It is as true as sunbeams.  ~Douglas Jerrold Those of you who know me will also know that I believe in fairies.  In fact, you’ll know that I count a fairy as one of my dearest friends. I found myself in an odd position on the weekend. I’m […]

Bert says sorry…

Hello, I’m Bert, Nicole’s trusty secretary… And I’d like to say sorry.   You see Nicole wouldn’t play with me this morning. I tried my best to look fetching, but she kept ignoring me. I even tried emotional manipulation… But she was still ignoring me! When she went to do her yoga stretches that was […]

Eight Ingredients for Better Health

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.  Buddha Our bodies are the vehicle for our Souls. By honouring and looking after our physical vehicle we are then much better able to access and work with our mental and spiritual gifts. […]

The Healing Power of Flowers and Fairy Blessings

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.  ~ Emma Goldman Flowers are a precious gift from nature.  Their colour, fragrance, shape and texture have a marvellous ability to impart energetic and healing qualities to us. My beautiful fairy friend Sokli (you can read about her here) and I chose these […]

What does Happiness look like to you?

In our age of overwork, stress, social isolation, time pressure and exhaustion, it is increasingly important to know what fills you back up again, what makes you smile, what brings joy and happiness into your life. What does happiness look like to you?  If you don’t know, make it your mission to find out, and […]

Drought, Poetry and Roses

Today’s post is inspired by a flower – a single rose blooming in my garden. Bless that rose, and all she means to me… A few years ago we weathered eight years of the most horrendous drought. Our farm in the Lockyer Valley was baked brown, and it seemed surreal to be without water up […]

Nothing Grows Well in Depleted Soil

Today it looks like I’m blogging about farming.  But I’m not really.  I’m blogging about you.  Read on… Life on the farm is always varied. Yesterday we went down to the flats by the river to inspect the pasture regrowth. Once upon a time (long before us) this paddock was heavily cropped, year after year, […]

Easy Baked Custard Recipe AND a Free Kitten!

Today an old family recipe worth cherishing, and the latest instalment on life at my farm. This baked custard recipe was my grandmother’s, although my grandfather liked to boast that he perfected it! It always reminds me of the love and care he had for my grandmother – he was never a man to be […]

Staying Grounded in Uncertain Times

“The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but deliverance from fear” – Ralph Waldo Emerson What does it mean to be grounded? If you think of a strong old tree, tap root reaching deep into the earth like an anchor, other roots reaching out under the ground like strange subterranean […]

Drinking in Colour – how to do a Healing Walk

Have you ever had a rough day? Silly question.  Of course you have. Like you, I have my occasional difficult patch, that place in my life where emotionally (and sometimes phsyically) I am stretched thin. Sometimes it’s from psychic work, sometimes the dramas of life – it never really matters how I get there, once […]

More Owls than a Harry Potter Movie

I came home from Bluesfest last night (well actually, only a few hours ago) too excited to go to bed straight away – another fabulous night of music and dancing, and feeling high on life. Ever since my wake-up call, I have never taken a single day for granted, and today has been one of […]

Byron Bay Bluesfest – An Easter Tradition

“If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:  THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED  FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD  WAS MUSIC”  ― Kurt Vonnegut “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”  ― Bob Marley Sorry, I’m late posting today.  Big night out for me last night, and there […]

The Healing Power of Nature

“Make your heart like a lake with a calm, still surface and great depths of kindness.” Lao Tzu Sometimes, the simplest way to soothe your Soul is to spend a little time in Nature. A walk along the river, a cleansing dip in the ocean, some time sitting on the grass or playing outside with our […]

Working with Crystal Grids – Day Four

Crystals have their own energetic field, just as humans do, and one of the great things about crystals is that you can also use them to create geometric shapes within which you can create an energetic room or field big enough to exert energy and influence over a wider space.  This technique is known as […]

Healing with Crystals – Day Two

Today I’m going to look at some very simple healing techniques using crystals. These can be used for yourself, loved ones, and even for your pets.  My dogs both love having any form of energy work and I have even used crystals for my cows! Crystals for Emotional and Energetic Support: Crystals all have their […]

Getting to know your Crystal – Day One

Now that you’ve chosen your crystal, using the suggestions we covered yesterday, you’ll first need to cleanse it before we start work. Here are some tips on the care and cleansing of your crystals: Crystals absorb energy, just as they project it.  When you first receive a crystal, or if you have been working with […]

How to work with Crystals – a Four Day Exploration

Since I mentioned using crystals in the bath yesterday, I’ve had quite a lot of enquires about how to use crystals. This of course also makes Sokli, my fairy friend, very excited. So, over the next four days we’re going to explore how to choose a crystal, how to take care of it, and how […]

Making Friends with Fairies

I remember when I first started to channel. This was twenty years ago, and I had read the first chapter of a book called Opening To Channel by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer. Of course I was so eager to begin I never did read the rest of the book… My sister dutifully guided me through […]

Qigong and the Old Hoop Pine

There is an old Hoop Pine outside my back door, next to the wooden shed that will soon become my new library and office.  It is the first tree that greets me each morning. When I moved here four and a half years ago I hadn’t yet begun to see auras around plants, animals and […]

Wild Dogs and a little Philosophy

My morning meditation was interrupted by a sound no farmer ever wants to hear; the barking of wild dogs. It was still dark, and I could hear them close on the ridge behind me – quite a large pack in the paddock where my cows and their young calves are grazing. Not long after, the […]

How to do a walking meditation

  Do you have trouble trying to meditate? There is a powerful meditation practice you could try that involves movement. It’s one of my favourites – walking meditation. Go outdoors. Stand still and have an awareness of your body.  If you like, clasp your hands in front of or behind your body. Lift your right […]

How to nurture your connection to the Earth

Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things […]

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