Sitting In The Dark With A Stranger


“We feel most alive when we are closest to death.” 
~ Nenia Campbell

I’m in Adelaide right now, staying on my own while I write and work and attend a conference. After dining with friends last night I went back to my hotel and, on a whim, decided to go and check out the outside pool and spa area even though the night was cool and not much good for swimming.

The area was in darkness, but the buildings around us were lit up and pretty and the night sky’s stars twinkled above me. It was so peaceful, there on the roof, and so I sat down in the closest chair to enjoy a few moments of solitude and connection.

‘It makes you feel small and big all at once, doesn’t it?’ said a voice quietly beside me.

I looked around to see an older man sitting in the shadows a small distance away.

‘Yes,’ I answered. Then I apologised for interrupting his peace, for I was sure that I had. I stood up and excused myself, wishing him a good night and was almost back at the door which led to the lifts when I found myself returning to the pool, my legs walking me there all by themselves so it felt.

‘I’m sorry to interrupt again,’ I said, ‘but I just wanted to check that you’re okay. Are you okay?’

‘No, not really,’ he said. ‘Actually…’ and then he paused for a long time before clearing his throat, ‘I’m not really sure how I feel.’

I sat in the seat beside him, both of us looking out at the night sky and the pretty lights. ‘Do you want to talk about it?’ I asked.

He sat there for a long time, the silence thick between us.

‘I went to the doctor today,’ he said, finally. ‘I’m from the country, about six hours drive from here and I came down to town to get my results. They’re not good.’

The silence between us changed, linking us somehow in that quiet space.

‘I knew they wouldn’t be good,’ he said. ‘But I didn’t think they’d be as bad as they are. He said I had maybe two good months left. Maybe less, and then everything would turn to shit and then I’d be gone within another month, tops. If I was lucky. He was a nice young bloke, that doctor. Kind, and I could tell he was talking straight with me, and sort of cushioning the blow a bit…’ He breathed out, a long heavy sigh. ‘But it’s a lot to take in, and sitting in my room I felt suddenly like I couldn’t breathe unless I could see the sky. So I came out here to sit and think about it a bit and try to take it in. And then you turned up.’

‘I’m sorry,’ I said. ‘It must have been a shock.’ We sat there a while longer and then I reached across and took his hand. He clung to mine tightly, his hand warm and dry in mine, and suddenly we didn’t need words at all.

We sat there for an hour, just holding hands and then he said to me, ‘You’re shaking with cold. Come on, let’s go to the bar and I’ll buy you something to warm you up.’

So we sat downstairs in the almost empty bar until midnight, him nursing a fine cognac and me sipping peppermint tea, and I talked to him about dying, and about getting his affairs in order and how he could best manage what was ahead of him, given that he was an older man estranged from his only son, and with his wife passed on from a car accident nearly twenty years ago.

We talked honestly and openly and I shared all I could and on the back of a bar napkin we made him a plan. Then I gave him my phone number, hugged him and went to say goodbye.

He hugged me again, fiercely, and then he pulled me closer and whispered, ‘I was praying tonight to a God I haven’t believed in since Maggie died, and then you turned up. Thank you. I swear you were sent by the Angels, love. Bless you.’

We parted with tears in our eyes and then I went back upstairs to my lonely hotel room, threw the curtains wide so I could see that pretty night sky and I sat in the dark with a full and aching heart from the beauty and savagery and majestic synchronicity of life, and I cried.

Monday Oracle – 14 January 2019


“ None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith. ” 
~ Paulo Coelho, Brida

Hello, Lovelies!

This year as I present our #MondayOracle I am dividing the year into Quarters, to correspond with all of us in the community who are using my YOM Planner. Each quarter of 2019 has different energetic themes, so I will choose an oracle or tarot deck that best supports those themes. For our First Quarter, which is all about developing your focus, alignment and direction I will be using the Peace Oracle by Toni Carmine Salerno and Leela J. Williams.

January is a month for planning, and for becoming clear about what matters to you. It’s a month for prioritising, honouring your heart and putting routines and acts of self-care into place for the year ahead. Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the card Trust brings us.

Trust encourages us to get out of our head and back into our body this week. When we live only in our head we can neglect our physical and emotional wellbeing. We can lose connection to our body’s natural wisdom and make choices that are not healthy or supportive. When we live only from our head we do not hear our body’s constant quiet conversation with us – we stop recognising when we are truly hungry or tired or in need of emotional support. We numb ourselves and stuff ourselves and alienate ourselves from this body that is the housing for our soul.

Have you been over-thinking, over-working and living off adrenaline and stress? Trust comes to your aid this week. Her energies support us reconnecting with our bodies, helping us to move to a place of acceptance of ourselves as we are right now, even if we hold an intention of changing from the way we are today.

This week we’re reminded that our body has its own wisdom. When we tune in to that we can begin to reset our natural patterns and preferences. Our body will gravitate towards the food, movements and habits that will nourish and heal it if only we take time to get out of our head and then pay attention to our inner motivators and instincts.

It’s a great week to see health professionals, to get a medical or dental check-up, to start a healthier food or exercise plan, or to detox and embrace a less-stressed life.

Look to schedule regular self-care, beauty and massage sessions, and put healthy routines in place that support your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Supportive crystals this week?

Green Jade (pictured) works with your Heart Chakra to bring balance and integration of Body, Mind and Spirit. It is positive and nurturing, strengthening self-worth. Citrine supports your Solar Plexus Chakra and sense of identity. It is a stone of abundance, clearing blocks of low self-worth and creating flow. Ruby Zoisite is a stone of transformation, helping you to be empowered in your life. It elevates your confidence and authority, and improves fertility, imagination and innovation. Green Aventurine supports you to be playful, joyful and optimistic about life. 

Helpful essential oils?

Magnolia essential oil helps you to reconnect to your body, and promotes self-acceptance and positive body image. Its fruity, floral aroma is calming and nurturing. Use it on the soles of your feet, and to your pulse points at wrist, neck and over heart like a perfume.

Palmarosa stabilises your emotions and rejuvenates you when you are feeling tired or emotionally battered and bruised. Its gentle nature will help recenter you when you’ve lost your way. Add a few drops to your bath with a little Magnolia or Lavender for a peaceful soak.

Lemongrass helps with being open to change and for pattern-breaking.  It’s a beautiful oil to diffuse to promote fresh and positive mental perspectives.

I’m passionate about essential oils and their capacity to support our wellness journey and our spiritual and emotional wellbeing. If you’d like to know more or want to source the oils I recommend and trust visit this site or contact me at channelnc@gmail.com

Extra Support For Your Year
I have limited hard copies of my beautiful YOM 2019 Planner left. If you purchase one, or one of the Planner packs (that also have new year direction readings, meditation malas or crystals with them) I’ll gift you a month’s free access to my community and membership site (and a chance to win a year’s free membership!) so you can experience my work, and be well supported to start your year.

You can access the Planner and Planner Packs here in our store or read more about them here.

Go gently this week, and honour your body, which makes possible all that you do and all that you are.

Lots of love, Nicole ❤ xoxo

PS: Monday’s oracle card, ‘Trust’, is from the Peace Oracle. I use any cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different to the meaning found in a book. 

Buy the Digital YOM Planner or a New Year Positioning Reading with Nicole!


“Isn’t the internet amazing? It connects us with everyone, all over the world. It lets me be right beside you, no matter where you live!” ~ Nicole Cody

Hello, Lovelies!
I’m so excited to announce that you can now access the Digital version of our YOM 2019 Planner, as well as our 2019 New Year Positioning Reading by clicking the links to our Store.

If you buy the digital or the hard-copy version of our Planner I’ll gift you a month’s access to our membership area and private online facebook group FREE so that you can get the most from the Planner.

And now, let me tell you about the 2019 New Year Positioning Reading. I only have a limited supply of these, and because I have a two-year waiting list for appointments it is one of the best ways to get earlier access to me.

2019 New-Year Positioning Reading 

There’s a reading I’ve been doing for myself for over twenty years. I do it only at the start of a new year, and it helps me to understand the unfolding energies of the year from both a soul perspective and from the perspective of me, here on the ground, living my life right now. That reading is my New Year Positioning Reading.

The New Year Positioning Reading gives me a deeper understanding of who I am on a soul level, and how that journey might unfold for me in the year ahead. It helps me to see what truly matters in the coming year, and where I am being supported to grow, change and evolve. It helps me to understand the bigger energies at play and how I can best make use of them, or surrender to them. Because I learned long ago that it is easier to flow with what is than keep fighting that flow and going nowhere. This reading really helps the themes and direction in my life become clear.

After that I do the Year Ahead spread that’s now in our YOM Planner, and suddenly that reading makes SO much more sense.

I then have the direction and themes, as well as the strategies and actions that will carry me through the year and help me to live with wisdom, grace and mindful awareness.

I’ve also created a support area for our New Year Positioning Reading participants to help you get the most out of our session together and to best use the information in your reading as 2019 progresses.

Your Positioning Reading includes:

  • a 60 minute session with Nicole where she will conduct the Positioning reading via the internet, phone or face-to-face (Brisbane only)
  • an MP3 recording of the session
  • access to support materials to help you make the most of your reading and the year ahead
  • priority booking to bump you to the front of Nicole’s two-year booking queue

Testimonials for the New Year Positioning Reading:

“I’ve done several readings with you and they’ve all been so helpful. But this reading – it was like I finally understood myself at that deeper level. For the first time I saw that my life is bigger than this one year. It’s filled me with hope and optimism, and the pieces of the puzzle suddenly fit so much better. I’ve already made some major strategic decisions for 2019 based on what came out of this reading and things are already working better for me. Can’t thank you enough, Nicole. I just loved this reading and will want to do it every year from now on!” H.K. Australia

“As soon as I listened back to our recording I knew I was making crazy, misaligned choices for my year ahead. And you know what, Nic? I KNEW that already, but you gave me that external validation. This year would have been a disaster if I hadn’t made the time to do this work with you. I was carrying all that old energy of fear and lack and grieving into this year, and I would have blown my fresh start. Now I know my way forward I feel so much more peaceful. Had the best sleep I’ve had in months last night. Thanks, Angel. You’re a lifesaver.” S.B. United Kingdom.

If you’d like to explore any of these options you’ll find them all in my store.
Lots of love, Nicole ❤ xx

Living From Your Heart Space -Monday Oracle 7 January 2019


“Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses.
Focus on your character, not your reputation.
Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes.” 
~ Roy T. Bennett

Hello, Lovelies!

This year as I present our #MondayOracle I am dividing the year into Quarters, to correspond with all of us in the community who are using my YOM Planner. Each quarter of 2019 has different energetic themes, so I will choose an oracle or tarot deck that best supports those themes. For our First Quarter, which is all about developing your focus, alignment and direction I will be using the Peace Oracle by Toni Carmine Salerno and Leela J. Williams.

January is a month for planning, and for becoming clear about what matters to you. It’s a month for prioritising, honouring your heart and putting routines and acts of self-care into place for the year ahead. Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the card Heart Space brings us.

Heart Space reminds us that when we listen to our hearts and do what we love – even if that is a hobby or something we fit into our downtime, like music or gardening or rollerball derby or baking bread – our life becomes richer and more satisfying. We can use these experiences that enrich us to top up the well of love inside us from which we give to others, and that also feeds our creative acts. This prevents us from burning out, running dry or moving into overwhelm and resentment.

This week give thought to the relationships, activities and places that nourish and nurture you. Think about how you can incorporate these into your life on a regular basis. This kind of self-care can be life-changing as it moves you back into energetic flow and aligns you with what matters most to you.

It’s a beautiful week for any kind of creative venture so bake, paint, craft, play, make, write, and create. Or go one further and sign up to a creative class or carve out some dedicated time and space for your art.

Most importantly, don’t just think about it. ACT ON IT! Make a deliberate effort to nurture your heart space this week. DO things that fill you up. Make time for yourself and your dreams, and for doing what you love. This is especially important if your life is stressful and demanding. And remember that what we focus on, multiplies. So focus on what makes you happy and what helps you to feel good about your life. Take your focus away from your problems and look to solutions or something that can bring an energy of gratitude to your life.

Heart Space teaches us that when we begin to live from a place of honouring our own needs, and become happier as a result of better boundaries, self-care and engaging in activities that nourish us we become magnetic to better opportunities, love, synchronicity and magic. All because we moved into flow…

In 2013 artist and teacher Shiloh Sophia McCloud paints on the floor of her studio near Santa Rosa, California, U.S. Image: Jonathan Lewis

Supportive crystals this week?

Green Jade works with your Heart Chakra to bring balance and integration of Body, Mind and Spirit. It is positive and nurturing, strengthening self-worth. Citrine (pictured) supports your Solar Plexus Chakra and sense of identity. It is a stone of abundance, clearing blocks of low self-worth and creating flow. Ruby Zoisite is a stone of transformation, helping you to be empowered in your life. It elevates your confidence and authority, and improves fertility, imagination and innovation. Green Aventurine supports you to be playful, joyful and optimistic about life. 

Helpful essential oils?

Grapefruit essential oil will promote optimism and help you to be able to feel into what uplifts you and makes you happy. It’s a super choice if you’re feeling a bit flat or blue. It’s a great blend for your diffuser this week if you combine it with Geranium and Palmarosa. Use 2 to 3 drops of each oil in your blend.

Palmarosa stabilises your emotions and rejuvenates you when you are feeling tired or emotionally battered and bruised. It’s gentle nature will help recenter you when you’ve lost your way.

Geranium is brilliant for helping you relax, unwind and get connected to your creative and intuitive essence. It will uplift you and stimulate creativity, self-confidence and emotional flow – all energies that are great for shifting you into a more positive space. If you’re an over-giver and your tank is dry, Geranium oil will fill you back up again. Apply it to your pulse points at wrist, neck and over heart like a perfume. Place a few drops in your bath water. Diffuse it. One of my favourite uses is as a centering and inspiring pick-me-up. Put a drop in the palm of your hand, rub hands together and then inhale the aroma.

I’m passionate about essential oils and their capacity to support our wellness journey and our spiritual and emotional wellbeing. If you’d like to know more or want to source the oils I recommend and trust visit this site or contact me at channelnc@gmail.com

I have limited hard copies of my beautiful YOM 2019 Planner left. If you purchase one, or one of the Planner packs (that also have meditation malas or crystals with them) before midnight on January 7 I’ll gift you a month’s free access to my community and membership site (and a chance to win a year’s free membership!) so you can experience my work, and be well supported to start your year.

You can access the Planner and Planner Packs here in our store or read more about them here.

Go gently this week, and honour the callings of your heart.

Lots of love, Nicole ❤ xoxo

PS: Monday’s oracle card, ‘Heart Space’, is from the Peace Oracle. I use any cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different to the meaning found in a book. 

Artist Yayoi Kusama – Picture by Go Itami

January 2019 Energies – A Month for Defining Priorities and Moving On Up!

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been” 
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Hello, Lovelies 

At the beginning of every month, I will discuss the energies and gifts of the month ahead and how we can best use them to make our lives satisfying, meaningful and productive.

I also choose a card to support the energies of the month. The deck I am using this year is The Good Tarot by Colette Baron-Reid, and January’s card is Five of Earth.

What you focus on multiplies in January. 

That means you’ll need to pay careful attention to the words you use, the thoughts you have and the beliefs you hold.

It’s a great month for creating a Vision Board of images and words that represent your ideal life. Make an effort to talk about and think about the projects, relationships and possibilities that matter to you and inspire you.

Minimise talk and thoughts about your fears, doubts and worries.

This is a month to define your priorities and to identify the areas where you wish to see growth, improvement and progress this year.

It’s also a time to evaluate what hasn’t worked, what is no longer working, and
what is coming to an end.

Make use of this clarity with your planning sessions. Involve your family or team if you can and look for opportunities to connect and collaborate on shared visions.

January is a month to honour your heart, and for all forms of self-care and acts of well-being.

It’s a great month for putting new ways of eating, moving or working into place. Look to schedule regular walks, gym time, massages, hair appointments or whatever else will keep you looking and feeling good this year.

Put some holiday times in your schedule too.

Take the long view of your year ahead. It’s going to get busy fast, so use this
month to set yourself up for nurture and self-maintenance.

January also offers the opportunity to move out of poverty consciousness in any stuck area of your life and to and open yourself to new possibilities.

You’ll feel ready to keep the lessons from years gone by but to no longer
be defined by the past.

This is a month for clariryb and purpose – use this energy to define your priorities and to identify the areas where you wish to see growth, improvement and progress this year.  

It’s time to move on!

Above all, stay positive. Watch your self-talk.  Be aware of old beliefs and that critical or negative voice inside your head. Lovingly put it to one side and get started on building a better life for yourself.

It’s time to start working on your foundation and then grow things from there – sustainably and with a balance between work and everything else.

Best crystals this month?

Green Jade and Citrine

Green Jade works with your Heart Chakra to bring balance and integration of body, mind and spirit. Ut is positive and n urturing, strengthening self-worth.

Citrine supports your Solar Plexus Chakra and sense of identity. It is a stone of abundance, clearing blocks of low self-worth and creating flow. I

Essential oils to support your journey?

Combine Lime and Cypress Essential Oils for an uplifting and focusing diffuser blend this month.

Lime helps clear away stale energy, Use it to clear away the last vestiges of 2018, and any disappointments, hurts or negative emotions that the previous year brought your way. It brings a sense of optimism and renewal for body, mind and spirit.

Cypress is really like taking an energetic broom to the cobwebs in the corners of your life. It gifts focus and clarity, and is a beautiful oil for enhancing calm concentration. It supports being able to plan your life without being limited by self-sabotage or negative thinking.

I’m passionate about essential oils and their capacity to support our wellness journey and our spiritual and emotional wellbeing. If you’d like to know more or want to source the oils I recommend and trust visit this site or contact me at channelnc@gmail.com

Want to make the most of your year in 2019?

January is a great month to work on your plans and dreams. If you want a powerful tool to tap you in to your intuition and inner guidance, my YOM Planner can help you. We also have a wonderful membership community and a year filled with webinars, resources and learning. If you’d like to join us or buy the Planner all the details are in our Store – just follow the link at the top of the page or click here.

If you buy a YOM Planner or any of our Planner packages before midnight January 7 you’ll receive a month of membership free which also puts you in the draw to win a 2019 Membership with our YOM courses and community. You can access them here in our store or read more about them here.

Wishing you a transformative and uplifting month.

Lots of love, Nicole❤ xoxo

2019 Guidance for the Year

“Be the celebrators, celebrate! Already there is too much—the flowers have bloomed, the birds are singing, the sun is there in the sky—celebrate it! You are breathing and you are alive and you have consciousness, celebrate it!” 
~  Osho

Happy New Year, Lovelies, and welcome to 2019!

New Year’s Day is always a special time for me. I like to welcome the day with meditation, and then spend some time over the course of the day contemplating my year ahead, asking for spiritual guidance, and writing in my journal and my YOM Planner. For me it is a day of planning and dreaming, and spending time with people and activities that matter to me.

Each year I draw a Guiding Card for the year ahead, and then channel information about this new year.  I don’t use tarot or oracle cards as a predictive tool – rather I use them for reflection, and to seek guidance about qualities, actions and perspectives that might be of benefit over the next twelve months.

The deck I’ve chosen this card from is Colette Baron’s Reid’s The Good Tarot.

QUEEN OF EARTH – Insights for 2019

” There is a power in nature that man has ignored. And the result has been heartache and pain. “ ~
Anasazi Foundation, The Seven Paths: Changing One’s Way of Walking in the World

2019 is a stabilising year that promises great progress forward after the intense repositioning and transitioning years that have preceded it. 

Queen of Earth holds energies of creation, practicality, grace, courage, strength, intuition, resoluteness, community and collaboration. She is the careful gardener who lovingly tends her garden, helping each plant to grow and thrive, balancing wild and tamed, and understanding that her garden must exist sustainably – in harmony with nature and the environment. She shares her harvest, and has great respect for the earth, for herself, and for life itself.Q

It’s a year for balance, authenticity and integrity. A year for being more connected to our body, our needs, our thoughts and feelings, and to our true self – rather than an idea of ourselves that has been imposed upon us or that we have tried to be in order to please others or to limit attention to ourselves.

Queen of Earth shows us the road home to ourselves. In the next year we’ll find ourselves naturally gravitating back to our True Centre.

Our intuition will be heightened through 2019. Acknowledging the wisdom and desires of our Soul will become easier to do, and we’ll find that we can no longer live too far out of alignment with our core values and inner knowing. We’ll feel drawn to the magical, the spiritual, the mystical. But we’ll want practical application of these things. We need to walk a mystical path with practical feet. (My Connect to Your Calling Retreat and Mentoring and my YOM Membershi will help woth both these things.)

This year we’ll be ready to practice living from a place of awareness of the energy and flow that underpins everything in the Universe.

Queen of Earth speaks to us of the importance of planning, self-discipline, self care and respect for all. Slow and steady , rest as required, but keep on going and don’t give up. Build the life that matters most to you, and plan for the long future – not just the immediate one. That is her message and wisdom for us to craft a conscious and satisfying life.

It’s not enough to succeed in one area anymore at the cost of something else important to us.

Queen of Earth helps us to see that it’s time to build on what we have already created or dreamed, but sustainably, slowly, and with help. So that what we make is sound and good, and stays built.

Queen of Earth considers everyone in her Realm, including those whose voice is small, and those who have no voice at all. She is fair, compassionate and kind. But there is a lioness within her, a dormant warrior, and when roused she will fight with all she has for what matters to her and to protect her Realm and all within it.

She guides you to step into that power, awareness and place of action this year. The world depends upon it. Returning to your True Centre and living aligned with that, and then becoming the best version of you that you can possibly be is more important now than ever before.

It will set you up for all the years to come.

And it could change the world!

Bless ♥ Nicole xx

PS – Want a system and support to help you make 2019 a great year for you? In life or in business? Check out my Year of ME Planner and community. It has everything you need! And you’ll be among friends. We’d love to welcome you in, and share this journey together. You can read about it here and buy it here.

I’ve also decided to continue our offer for you to experience a month of membership free which also puts you in the draw to win a 2019 Membership with our YOM courses and community. The offer was originally going to expire on December 25 but so many of you have asked me to extend past Christmas that the cut-off date for this offer will now be January 7, 2019. All you need to do is buy one of our YOM 2019 Planners, or one of our Planner Packs. You can access them here in our store or read more about them here.

Want to experience our membership but don’t feel like you’re a Planner person? The YOM Planner can be used as a tool for your spiritual and personal development, and as a gratitude journal too. Or buy the YOM Planner, keep the membership for yourself and gift the Planner to someone who may need a little extra support and self-time for the year ahead.

An Aware and Connected 2019 – Let Me Show You How


“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realising who you are at the deepest level.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

The New Year is almost here. (In fact, her energies showed up on December 26!) 2019 is the start of an important four-year cycle of growth and evolution, and I am determined to do all I can to support you to become more intuitive and aware, clearer about your direction, and equipped with the skills to embark on your own spiritual journey.

Here are some of the ways I’ll be doing that:

  1. Right here on my blog, with ongoing posts. I’ll be discussing the 2019 energies tomorrow, January’s energies on the 2nd and I have a New Year Oracle for you on the 3rd.
  2. With my new Podcast, which will be launching soon – stay tuned for updates.
  3. With personal consultations; for life direction, health, and business (email us to go on the waiting list, or fast-track a 2019 New Year Positioning Reading by joining our YOM Membership Program for VIP access to booking priority).
  4. With my YOM 2019 Planner and online YOM Membership space and courses. This membership space is morphing into an Academy of Learning this year, so get in with us on the ground floor. (Details here in our store  or read about the Planner and Membership here )
  5. With new online courses and mentoring that will go live later this year.

I also have three beautiful Residential Retreats on offer for 2019:

Connect To Your Calling – A Retreat (Feb 15 to 20) followed by a three-month online mentoring program to help you connect to and clarify your Calling.

I know that many of you have incarnated into this lifetime SPECIFICALLY because you have a calling to be of service. You feel that calling deep in your heart. It’s a pull you can’t ignore and YOU FEEL READY TO STEP UP AND BE OF SERVICE in some way that only you can do.

On our 6-day residential retreat, followed by the three-month online group mentoring program I am going to show you how to use advanced Channelling techniques, shamanic techniques using Sacred Geometry, and personal journeymaking rituals and skills to help you:

  • clarify your calling
  • learn how to receive your own channelled guidance about your calling so that you can continue to deepen this journey and your understanding of yourself and your path long after Retreat is finished
  • how to define a path for actioning your calling in the wider world

All the details are here.


Temple of Light ™  Shamanic Meditation Retreat – August 2 to 8

This isn’t an ordinary meditation course. This retreat is an opportunity to connect more deeply with your Soul Energy and Guides than you might ever have thought possible. Years later, prrevious participants tell me that this is still their favourite meditation technique, and that it has proven transformative for them.

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.

Temple of Light ™  is a very special meditation that I practice weekly. It’s not just a meditation, it’s a destination – a series of interconnected rooms with differing functions. 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’ll guide you through this engaging and fulfilling meditation and then provide recordings to help you continue your meditation journey when you get home.

You can read more about a previous Temple of Light ™  Retreat here.

We already have a waiting list for this Retreat, so if you’d like to be on our pre-release notification list email us at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com so we can add you in.

Platform – Book and Course Writing Retreat, November 23 to 28 plus online mentoring pre and post course.

A nurturing, inspiring and productive week of designing, writing and creating. This Retreat and its pre and post-course online tuition and mentoring will help you to create the outline and content for your Book and/or course, as well as establishing a clear platform for promotion and connection with your audience.

If you’ve got a story or teaching within you, this is the course to help you birth that message successfully into the world.

Plus we’ll have time for some Byron Bay adventures and self-care pampering. Seriously, it’s going to be AMAZING, and it’s something we’ve been working to put together for you for about two years.

Email us at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com if you’re interested in being on our pre-release list for this event.

There’s a Problem With Your Mother – My latest psychic experience

“The phrase ‘Love one another’ is so wise. By loving one another, we invest in each other and in ourselves. Perhaps someday, when we need someone to care for us, it may not come from the person we expect, but from the person we least expect. It may be our sons or daughter-in-laws, our neighbors, friends, cousins, stepchildren, or stepparents whose love for us has assigned them to the honorable, yet dangerous position of caregiver.” 
Peggi Speers

 

I woke up this morning at 2.10am. I know it was 2.10am because I looked at my watch, bleary-eyed and thinking it was way too early to be waking up yet.

As I rolled over in the dark, ready to go back to sleep, I thought of Steve. Steve’s a client of mine. I haven’t seen him for maybe five years. I saw his wife maybe two years before that. Why was I suddenly thinking of Steve?

In my mind’s eye I saw an elderly woman lying on a bathroom floor, frightened and frail and unable to stand. She must be Steve’s mum, I decided. Now what would I do?

I hauled myself out of bed and came into my office, where a staff member has recently returned a large box of my paperwork. There were two huge manilla folders filled with client profile sheets, none of them in order, and I knew Steve’s details would be in there somewhere. I flicked on a light and sat down to go through the hundreds of pages. It took me ten minutes but eventually I had his number. I called it, and it rang and rang before finally going to message bank. I left a message to call me back immediately.

But as soon as I put the phone down I knew I’d need to try again. So I called back. Me calling a man I’ve met twice, at 2.30am on a Saturday morning. Steve picked up on the second ring.

‘Oh, you’re that Nicole,’ he grunted. And then he swore at me.

I get it. It was the middle of the night, and I’d just woken him from a deep sleep.

‘Steve, I’m sorry, but this is an emergency. Your mum has had a fall, and she needs help. Can you go check on her?’

‘Mum’s dead,’ Steve said. And then he swore at me again and hung up.

For a moment I didn’t know what to do. The image of the old lady came to me again. She was crying and distressed. I rang Steve back.

As he swore at me I kept talking, describing the tiles on the bathroom floor, and the layout of the room.

He stopped swearing. ‘That’s Karen’s mum’, he said. ‘Sh*t! Why didn’t you say so?’

‘What do you call your mother-in-law?’ I asked.

‘Mum,’ he said, and then he went quiet for a moment. ‘Sorry, Nicole. Look, she lives the next suburb over. I’d better get round there.  I’ll call you back, okay?’ And then he hung up.

I couldn’t go back to sleep. I got up and meditated, put a load of washing on, and waited.

At 5.30am Steve called back from the hospital. His elderly mother-in-law, Beverly, had slipped in her bathroom and fallen over, breaking her hip and her wrist. She’d been on the floor for almost two days. She was in surgery now and Steve was waiting to see her when she came out and was allocated a room.

Then Steve told me that he and Karen were undergoing a trial separation. Karen’s overseas on a holiday so no-one’s been checking on Bev. Steve hadn’t seen Bev since he and his wife split up late last year. And he’s only been talking to Karen and his adult kids via text message.

While he’d sat on the bathroom floor beside Bev, waiting for the ambulance, he’d promised her that he would talk to his wife. Karen still loved him, Bev had said. They all still loved him. So Steve rang Karen and they talked for an hour. He still loves her too. They want to find a way to work things out.

Steve rang off, promising to update me on Bev’s progress and wanting to book a session for himself and his wife, who is going to catch the first available flight home today.

I made myself a pot of tea. It’s going to be a long day and I haven’t had much sleep. But Bev is taken care of and Steve and Karen are talking again and there is hope where there was none. So, all in all, it’s been a good start to my weekend!

Look after each other, and yourself. Much love, Nicole ❤ xx

Catching my breath…

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” 
Robert Frost

 

Hello, Lovelies.
It’s been an emotional few days for me. One of our community lost her partner to suicide on the weekend. Another, her teenaged son. Two unexpected deaths. Two families left behind, broken and powerless and emptied out of reason and hope. And I have done my best for them, to bring comfort and support and to be there as friend and witness. To hold them in my meditations and prayers.

With the energies of the past few months, and the intensity of the full moon, it’s been hard for many sensitive souls. It’s been harder than usual for people with mental illness. So I’ve been busy. My psychic senses have been working overtime. The past two nights I’ve woken suddenly in the early hours and somehow found myself at my computer, or on the end of a phone, talking to clients who were suicidal. Reaching out to others too, who I knew were doing it tough.

Each time I woke unexpectedly, with someone on my mind, and sent a message out into the world so I could check on them. There the person was – in a world of pain and darkness, ready to end things except that now I was talking with them instead. Talking and holding space and helping them come back to themselves, helping them to know that their feelings were momentary, and not worthy of a permanent action they would regret.

Fulfilling work but exhausting too.

So this morning I will walk on the beach, I will sit beneath tall trees, I will let the sunshine and rain fill me up and empty me out. And I will read Bukowski. Many years ago this poem helped me through some of my own dark days. We all have dark days. It’s part of being human. Know that they will pass.

Bukowski was right. Bless Bukowski, and bless all of you.
You are precious and dear to me, and your life matters. I’m here for you.
There are many others who are here for you too. Seek them out. Ask for help. Talk to someone. Connect with someone. Know that things will change, and that you can change too.
Sending so much love, your friend, Nicole ❤ xx

‘The Laughing Heart’ by Charles Bukowski

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvellous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

Leading by Example – A Lesson In Vulnerability

 “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” 
Brené Brown

 

I’m running a retreat right now. It’s something I love to do – one of my greatest joys is helping others to discover their path, to connect to their intuition and soul wisdom and to become skilled at energy work and using their psychic gifts.

My courses are a mix of lectures, philosophy, channelling and practical activities. And I always demonstrate things I ask my students to do for themselves. So when it comes to teaching how to do personal journey-work I use myself as the example.

Yesterday we worked on connecting in to our Oversoul and asking about our life direction, what will make us happy, what gifts we have come here to share and what our legacy might be.

Which is how I came to be sitting on the carpet in front of my students, my oracle cards spread in front of me as I chose cards and then spoke aloud the very private messages that these cards evoked. This was not staged. I pulled cards and did this exercise that was meant to be done privately in the same way I would have done it if I had been working alone at home.

Every card became harder for me to read. My life was on the floor in front of me, and the messages were profound and excruciatingly personal. But I was committed to doing the exercise from start to finish to teach my students clearly what I was asking them to do for themselves.

By the last card I was in tears, and my voice had a definite waver. It was hard to share such an intimate journey when I did not know in advance what might be revealed with each turn of a card. It was a big reading. There’s nothing like laying your soul bare in front of a crowd to make you really feel your vulnerability.

But I am glad I did. It helped my students to see not just my process, but the power of being brave enough to go deeper with your self-exploration, and of owning that journey.

So my question to you today is this: Who can you help by laying bare your process, by sharing your vulnerability, by allowing yourself to be seen uncensored, raw and real?

Sending much love your way, Nicole ❤ xx