Awakening To Spirituality Retreat – March 2018

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“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing 
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.” 
Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

 

Awakening to Spirituality Retreat – March 6 to 11, 2018, in Byron Bay Australia

Do you yearn for deeper spiritual connection? Do you know that your heart is calling you to live a more intuitive and connected life, but you’re not sure how to do that? Are you a little afraid of what opening up to Spirit may entail?

I invite you to join me on a profound journey of discovery. I designed this year’s Awakening to Spirituality mentoring retreat for those people who have inherent intuitive and spiritual gifts but who are unsure how to tap into them, or best use them.

Let me and my Guides help get you firmly walking on your spiritual path, particularly if you feel the call, but are not sure how to start, or if you want to work with others but lack the courage to use your gifts and live your dreams. This retreat is also good for those people who’ve become stuck or lost their direction! No matter what your spiritual or religious beliefs this retreat will support you to explore that connection deeply and in truly meaningful ways.

I believe that our lives become fulfilling and satisfying by honouring our soul’s need for connection and by using our potential to do good in the world through contributing our unique talents, gifts and knowledge. Let me help you honour these gifts that you have been given, and the intentions you have as a soul for your growth and contribution in this lifetime. The spiritual journey is necessarily one of healing, and we will be focusing on the importance of asking for Universal Help and then creating space within our lives to allow connection, guidance and healing to happen on a physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual level. This helps us to deal with energetic blockages, resistance to our path, and to create positive flows of energy and spiritual guidance within our lives.

As you begin to connect with your inner wisdom, Universal Energy/God and your Guides, so you will become empowered in making choices more aligned with who you are on a Soul Level.

On this retreat we will:

  • Learn The Habits – a daily process that takes only minutes but that connects, grounds and supports us throughout our day
  • create our own sacred space with a spiritual altar that you will be able to then reconstruct at home
  • cover what spiritual awakening actually is and what to do with that. I will also introduce my Guides, and conduct several channelled sessions with them, giving you the opportunity to ask THEM questions too!
  • connect you to your guides and angels
  • learn what vibration is, how to become conscious of yours, and how to use it in your life
  • learn meditation techniques for spiritual growth and connection
  • learn meditations for healing ourselves
  • use intuitive tools to support your journey and to obtain guidance
  • access the dream state to heal and grow, and to deepen our psychic connection
  • learn simple hands-on energy healing techniques
  • learn how to tune in to our best direction in life, love and business
  • craft tools and talismans for your spiritual journey

This is a gentle, restorative and supportive retreat, where you will be mentored and guided by me and my team every step of the way, and in the company of people who will become great friends over the course of our time together.

No matter how much of a beginner you feel, or how long it has been since you have had a regular spiritual practice you will find what you need on this retreat.

My Meditation Practice for this Group:

Before the Retreat begins, I choose a bead for each of you, and string it into a meditation mala. The bead will have a shape and texture that makes it individual within the group, just like you. Next, I spend significant time in prayer and meditation for YOU, asking what you most need, and how I can best help you.

Then I put together your kit. Each kit is personal and designed for your specific energetic and spiritual needs. The kit has everything you need for the duration of the course, including a personal crystal chosen by me, and programmed just for you. The kit will be given to you at our introduction session.

For two weeks prior to the course commencement, during the course, and for two weeks following the completion of our activities, I will meditate for you and the group twice a day; once in the morning, and once in the evening, for a total of four hours. During this time I will send you healing, work on you energetically, and help lift you into the space that will best serve you. It􏰀’s an act of huge devotion, and everyone who has worked with me has felt the effects of my efforts during these meditation sessions.

If you’d like more information, or feel that you are called to join us please contact my PA, Dana Hartnell at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com and she will send you what you need! Once again the dates are 6 to 11 March, 2018, at beautiful Byron Bay, Australia. All YOMMERS receive a discount for attendance at this event. Please let Dana know if that’s you. And do be quick to reserve a place, as my courses full quickly.

Much love to you, Nicole❤ xoxo

 

A Sneak Peek Inside our YOM 2018 Planner

 

“That’s the thing with handmade items. They still have the person’s mark on them, and when you hold them, you feel less alone.” 
Aimee Bender

Yesterday one of our Cauldrons and Cupcakes community asked if she could have a look inside our Year of ME Planner for 2018.

I’m so darned proud of this Planner. It’s been months in the making, and my team and I poured love and care into every page. This Planner will guide you through the year ahead, month by month, week by week.

Our hard copies of the Planner will be ready for collection from the printer on Thursday afternoon, so the following pictures were snapped late last night on my phone – they are from A5 copies printed on my home printer in draft mode as we worked through proof after proof to make the Planner as good as we could possibly make it. These pictures don’t do our Planner justice, but they will give you an idea of what’s inside!

I designed my own Planner years ago, when I couldn’t find one that did all the things I wanted it to. It’s called the Year of ME, and the ME actually stands for Manifesting Energies – it’s not a Planner for decadent and over-the-top self-indulgence (although it could be if that was your heart’s desire), it’s a Planner for helping you to create more room in your life for the things that matter to you, for making some quiet time for spiritual growth and connection, for charting a practical path to achieving goals and dreams, for celebrating the pleasures of an ordinary life and for cradling and supporting you when the going gets rough or when life is crazy busy.

My Planner starts with a review of the year that has been, because we learn and grow when we can look back on things with eyes of compassion and openness, rather than judgement. Then we plan the year ahead, and we begin to use tarot or oracle cards as companions on our journey, helping us to receive insights and messages from our own wise souls that will make the path ahead better lit and easier to follow. There are also full year calendars in the front of the Planner for 2018 and 2019.

The Planner explains the energies of 2018, and how to best use them. Then it guides you Quarter by Quarter, month by month. Each Quarter has a theme. Each Month has its own energies and I also explain the best crystals to use to support you through that month.

 

 

Every month has a full-page calendar showing the moon cycles and with room to write in, and every week there is space for your card of the week, for practicing gratitude and a mini meditation, and then a day planner to help you keep your time organised.

There are simple monthly financial sheets to help you keep track of your money and financial position, as well as tips on how to manage your money better.

 

At the end of every Quarter there is a review where you can look over the previous three months, learn, grow and then plan the next Quarter so that it reflects your dreams and goals.

That’s the essence of the Planner, but there’s so much more – there are simple systems and processes to help you choose areas of focus and goals for the year, and then how to break these down into measurable steps that you can actually achieve. And there’s space for you to deepen your spiritual practice and inner journeywork.

 

The Planner will be available for digital download as a PDF in A4 format for $33.00 AUD (that’s $25 USD). You could print it out at home or at your local copy shop.

The hard-copy Planner will be A5, spiral bound, with protective clear covers and a heavy card cover and back. The cost for the hard-copy Planner is $45 AUD (that’s $34 USD), plus postage if you can’t get to our pop up shop or pick up from Brisbane.

We also have a wonderful year-long membership and community that supports the Planner. For my YOM (that’s what we call the Year of ME) community we have a learning platform and year-long access to materials, webinars and other goodies that augment the Planner. We also have a very active private Facebook group, where we share and support each other, and where I also host regular Facebook Live events. Cost for a whole year of goodness is just $330 AUD (that’s $250 USD) and includes digital download of the Planner as well as some other surprises. I love my YOMMERS and take good care of them – they get offered all of our courses, retreats and events before we open them to the General Public, and they also get discounts on many of my offerings too.

And of course there are our crystal packs to support the Planner. Here’s a sneak peek at those too. There are 24 stones in the pack. We only have limited availability of these because they have all been charged up by me in a grid at my farm, and also include stones from important grids in 2012 and 2016. The cost of these packs is $197 AUD (only $150 USD) plus postage.

All of these goodies will be available for purchase at my Pop-Up Shop in Brisbane on 15 and 16 December, and they will go live online in the shop here on my blog on Saturday 16 December.

I hope this post answers some of your questions. This is the third edition of our Planner, after it was launched in 2016. 92% of our YOMMERS (Year of ME peeps) came back from the first to the second year – we’re a strong and vital community, and we welcome you to come join us!

Much love, and big hugs, Nicole ❤ xx

PS – Every year for as long as I can remember, my mother has announced ‘This year is going to be my year – the year of ME’. I’m sure she thinks this Planner has been named for her. Please don’t tell her it stands for Manifesting Energies!

LOL – Love you, Mum xx

Strengthening our Essence

“Living is about capturing the essence of things. I go through my life every day with a vial, a vial wherein can be found precious essential oils of every kind! The priceless, fragrant oils that are the essence of my experiences, my thoughts. I walk inside a different realm from everybody else, in that I am existing in the essence of things; every time there is reason to smile, I hold out my glass vial and capture that drop of oil, that essence, and then I smile. And that is why I have smiled, and so you and I may be smiling at the same time but I am smiling because of that one drop of cherished, treasured oil that I have extracted. When I write, I find no need to memorize an idea, a plot, a sequence of things: no. I must only capture the essence of a feeling or a thought and once I have inhaled that aroma, I know that I have what I need.” 
C. JoyBell C

 

On Retreat today Sokli and I are teaching the class how to make essences. We’ll start by tuning in to our own, working in meditation with our chakras and our soul awareness. Then we’ll begin learn how to tune in to the essence in others.

An essence is the core qualities of a thing: be that plant, rock, bird, person, place, experience…

We’ll work to take the essence of a tree or a plant and put it into a bottle. Then we’ll be able to take those drops as medicine to help give us a little of the qualities and energy of that tree or plant.

We’ll also make oils that are infused with the essence of crystals and helpful herbs – things that we can rub onto our skin or breathe in or diffuse.

It’s a day of quiet alchemy and craftiness, of meditation and time in nature, and of sisterhood as we sit together making our potions and lotions.

I wonder, is this the kind of thing you’d like to learn? It is certainly something we could turn into an online course, and even into a workshop or a weekend retreat. If there’s enough interest Dana and I will put something together for next year.

Meanwhile I promise to post some pictures tomorrow so that you can see what we’ve been up to.

Thinking of you all and sending so much love,

Nicole  xx

 

Quiet Time And Spiritual Practices

“Find your bones. Believe in what you are.” 
Grace Sara

 

I’m taking a little quiet time this morning. Pulling some cards. Meditating with favourite crystals and my mala beads. Writing in my journal. Afterwards, I’ll go for coffee and an early breakfast with my beloved Ben, Cafe Dog, and maybe a friend or two if anyone is awake and available.

These early morning spiritual practices and rituals have helped me enormously in my life. They’ve taught me about myself, gifted me much more compassion, kindness and  wisdom, and opened me up psychically. All of them are easy to master, but can take you very deeply into a place of connection and self-understanding. I’ll be teaching these foundation skills in my upcoming ‘Soul Sanctuary – Working With Crystals’ Retreat in Byron Bay.

I’ll be sharing a little more about this retreat tomorrow, but if you’d like more information in the meantime, you can find it here.

Wishing you a peaceful journey today, wherever life’s road takes you,

Much love, Nicole xx

Want To Learn How To Use Crystals?

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” 
~  J.K. Rowling

I’ve collected crystals and stones since I was a small child. Over time – through my own meditations, from my Guides, my Aboriginal Aunties and a few wise Elders – I have come to understand their energies, how to tune in to them, and how to use them effectively in my life.

I know that many of you will also have a little stash of crystals in your possession, and perhaps a wearable stone or two. But I am sure you are not making the most of them. There is so much that you can do to support yourself with the energies of stones, and I’d love to show you how!

Come join me on Retreat, here in beautiful Byron Bay, Australia, from 25 November to 1 December, 2017. Over our week together I’ll teach you a solid foundation of skills and knowledge for choosing and working with crystals. I’ll also share practices with you to help support you on your journey, and develop your natural intuitive and psychic abilities. You’ll learn simple energy healing techniques, meditation and reflective journalling and card readings, all supported by crystals.

We’ll work together to craft our own tools for energy healing, as well as learning to use crystals to make essences, grids, mandalas, and meditation malas – among other things. And we’ll make a personal crystal talisman as a touchstone for the energies of 2018. (You’ll also be the first to hear about the new year’s energies and how you can welcome them in and use them to advance your life.)

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.

This is the first time we’ve offered the Working With Crystals retreat, and I know this will book out very quickly.

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

PS – Want to watch a short video that captures the spirit of our retreats? Go here.

 

 

Temple of Light Meditation Retreat – Just a few places left!

“The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.” 
~  Thich Nhat Hanh

 

My next residential retreat –  Temple of Light ™ Shamanic Meditation Retreat, to be held at Sangsurya, Byron Bay, Australia, from the 23rd to the 28th of September, 2017 has just a few places left. Is one of them meant for you?

There is a very special meditation that I practice on a very regular basis. It’s not just a meditation, it’s a destination – and it’s one of the things that has most helped me to come into my own intuitive and psychic abilities, and that has enabled me to deal with health problems, pain and suffering when there was no other help available. I have named this technique Temple of Light ™.

This particular shamanic meditation technique arose from a gift I was given long ago – a fragment of a sacred meditation – and the result is one I have channelled, developed and tuned over decades. It supports you no matter what your religion or spiritual beliefs. This simple meditation technique allows you to access an energetic destination which is multi-layered and that 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.

2017 marks the first year of a brand new energetic era. In this new energy of communication, connection, clarity and collaboration I have updated this meditation significantly. I have also introduced some shamanic rituals that I have not felt to share for a very long time.

Over this six day immersive experience I will guide you through a series of meditation and self-reflection exercises designed to open you up to your wise and intuitive self, your Guides and energetic helpers, and the talents and gifts within you.

The Temple of Light ™’s energetically connected ‘rooms’ will provide you with a beautiful and sacred shamanic meditation 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, customized to your own energy and purpose. It is a place of comfort and sanctuary, attuned to your exact personal needs.

If you are interested in developing psychic or metaphysical skills, creating healing energy, or gaining access to creative or financial flow, or if you’re stuck and don’t know how to move forward, this is the retreat for you. It is suitable for complete beginners and advanced practitioners too.

A shamanic journey is a journey within. This sacred journey allows us to access a level of consciousness where we can more easily tune into intuitive and spiritual guidance. We learn to listen to our bodies. We learn to listen to our hearts. We learn to listen to our souls and our own inner wisdom. We learn to listen to the Earth, and to all that surrounds us.

On such a journey we often discover things deeply buried – all manner of gifts and longings and talents neglected. We are able to practice Soul Retrieval as we connect to the aspects of ourselves that have long been lost, shamed or shunned. When we embark on a shamanic journey we gift ourselves space to become whole again, in flow again, and we experience growth and peace.

Let me tell you more…

Will one of the last places be for you?

To find out more email my wonderful PA, Dana Hartnell at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com and she’ll send you some more information and an Expression of Interest form.

And if you’d like to watch a short seven minute documentary about me and my retreats you can watch it here.

We look forward to having you join us for a very special and transformative experience.

Much love, Nicole  ❤ xoxo

Announcing Temple of Light Meditation Retreat 23 to 29 September, 2017

“The calm within the storm is where peace lives and breathes. It is not within perfect circumstances or a charmed life… it is not conditional. Peace is a sacred space within, it is the temple of our internal landscape. We are free to visit it, whenever we seek sanctuary. Underneath the chaos of everyday living, peace is patiently awaiting our discovery… go within.” 
~  Jaeda DeWalt

 

I’m excited to announce my next residential retreat – my Temple of Light ™ Shamanic Meditation Retreat, to be held at Sangsurya, Byron Bay from the 23rd to the 29th of September, 2017

This isn’t your ordinary meditation course. This retreat is essentially an opportunity to connect more deeply with your Soul Energy and Guides than you might ever have thought possible. Let me tell you more…

There is a very special meditation that I practice on a very regular basis. It’s not just a meditation, it’s a destination – and it’s one of the things that has most helped me to come into my own intuitive and psychic abilities, and that has enabled me to deal with health problems, pain and suffering when there was no other help available.

In Ancient cultures our transitions from childhood to puberty, and from puberty to adulthood were marked by ritual, ceremony and the exchange of information. The rituals were especially important for individuals with psychic awareness. These individuals were given specific training in meditation and energy techniques to help them to connect with and explore their abilities, to travel deep within themselves, and to move into connection with the spiritual realms.

A shamanic journey is a journey within. This sacred journey allows us to access a level of consciousness where we can more easily tune into intuitive and spiritual guidance. We learn to listen to our bodies. We learn to listen to our hearts. We learn to listen to our souls and our own inner wisdom. We learn to listen to the Earth, and to all that surrounds us.

On such a journey we often discover things deeply buried – all manner of gifts and longings and talents neglected. We are able to practice Soul Retrieval as we connect to the aspects of ourselves that have long been lost, shamed or shunned.
When we embark on a shamanic journey we gift ourselves space to become whole again, in flow again, and we experience growth and peace.

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This particular shamanic meditation technique arose from a gift I was given long ago – a fragment of a sacred meditation – and the result is one I have channelled, developed and tuned over decades. I call this meditation Temple of Light ™, and it is one of the most important practices in my life. It supports you no matter what your religion or spiritual beliefs. This simple meditation technique allows you to access an energetic destination which is multi-layered and that 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.

2017 marks the first year of a brand new energetic era. In this new energy of communication, connection, clarity and collaboration I have updated this meditation significantly. I have also introduced some shamanic rituals that I have not felt to share for a very long time.

Over this six day immersive experience I will guide you through a series of meditation and self-reflection exercises designed to open you up to your wise and intuitive self, your Guides and energetic helpers, and the talents and gifts within you.

The Temple of Light ™’s energetically connected ‘rooms’ will provide you with a beautiful and sacred shamanic meditation 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, customized to your own energy and purpose. It is a place of comfort and sanctuary, attuned to your exact personal needs.

If you are interested in developing psychic or metaphysical skills, creating healing energy, or gaining access to creative or financial flow, or if you’re stuck and don’t know how to move forward, this is the retreat for you. It is suitable for complete beginners and advanced practitioners too.

We have not yet advertised this retreat, but the demand is high and many places have already been filled from people who have been waiting since 2012 when I last ran this event.

Will one of the last places be for you?

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. Please be patient. We are in school holidays right now and Dana is a work-from-home mum so don’t expect an immediate response, but I promise she will get to you just as soon as she can.

We look forward to having you join us for a very special and transformative experience.

Much love, Nicole <3 xoxo

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