Mini-Retreat Day 5 – Our Final Day

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“Connecting with yourself and knowing yourself is a monumental and life changing event.”
~ Bryant McGill

 

It’s the final day of our Accelerated Channelling retreat today, although we still have another month together of online lessons and sharing.

It’s also the final day of your Mini-Retreat, although you still have a whole lifetime of being able to work with your Higher Self, your Guides and Angels and you, of course!

We are at the beginning of a new energetic era. Everything is faster. Spiritual connection comes quickly. Psychic abilities develop easily. This is an era of communication, collaboration, integration and balanced energy.

In this new era you cannot have spiritual and psychic development without also having personal development. This is a journey of integrated growth. Of being in alignment with your heart, your values and your soul calling.

So on this last day of our retreat, I am calling on you to sit quietly with yourself and feel into that space within. Psychic development must be about your own journey first.

Today sit awhile with your soul. Call upon your Higher Self and your Guides and Angels if needed. Use your journal and your cards. Sit in nature and allow yourself the gift of deep listening. And then consider these questions. Let the answers come, and then sit again, just listening. Let the awareness and the questions and answers sit with you. Don’t feel that you need to act or to understand all at once. Clarity and wisdom often take time.

Questions to explore:

  • Where am I out of alignment?
  • Where is my integrity compromised?
  • Where am I moving in the right direction? (Celebrate this and then go deeper with this direction. Where else can you go? What comes next?)
  • Where can I end things?
  • Where can I begin?
  • What are my gifts?
  • How can I best serve myself, my loved ones and humanity?

Thank you so much for joining us as we have journeyed through the past five days. The remainder of this week and next are a fabulous time for further insights, self enquiry and clarity of direction. I hope that you are able to make use of the energies to deepen your connection to soul and source.

Holding you, as ever, in my thoughts and meditations, Nicole xx

 

Mini-Retreat Day 4 – Deepening Our Connection

“Reach deep within, and reconnect with the essence of your being.”
~ Bryant McGill

 

 

We become better at something through practice. This is as true for meditation, spiritual connection and soul growth as it is for any other skill.

If we have a desire to become more spiritually connected, more energetically attuned – then what is needed is for us to devote regular time to sit quietly with ourselves, so that we might reflect, connect and deepen our understanding of ourselves and our place within the world.

Today I invite you to consider making spiritual connection a more regular part of your life. Find an hour each week or a little time each day, to meditate and then to work on strengthen your connection to your soul, your guides and angels, and to universal energy.

Go back to the Higher Self Meditation or the Connect with your Guide Meditation and strengthen your connection by doing this meditation again.

Then sit quietly with your journal and your oracle or tarot cards. Shuffle your cards while asking What do I most need to know today?

Pull your first card, and then look closely at it. Let the picture speak to you. What ideas and thoughts come to your mind? Write today’s date at the top of the page in your journal and then write down your insights from card number one.

Now think of a situation where you’d like to gain clarity or direction. Reshuffle the deck of cards while thinking about this issue.

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Then pull up to five cards, one at a time, and lay them out in front of you.

Go back to the first card, look at the card closely and allow answers to come to you. Write them in your journal, and then repeat the process for the other cards you have chosen.

Finally, sit quietly, close your eyes and just be. In this space of silence and soul connection you may then want to offer up a prayer of gratitude and thanks. You may want to send love and light out into the Universe or to specific people and situations. You may want to use this time to call on your Guides, Angels, Ancestors or God/Universal Energy/Spirit for additional help and guidance as you journey through your day.

Know that you are deeply loved, and never alone. There is always love surrounding you.
Thinking of you today, and wishing for you a day of insights and growing inner peace.

Much love,

Nicole xx

 

Mini-Retreat Day 3 – Integration

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Image by Julia Watkins

“As we increase in our awareness and our integration of Self the process of integration grows and expands as we begin to incorporate the fullness of our nature, that of our spiritual nature or our Soul.”
~ Genevieve Gerard

 

It’s Day three of our mini-retreat, and the energy today is all about consolidation and integration.

(That’s one reason why my post is so late! After a big evening of channelling I went back to sleep following this morning’s meditation – to consolidate and integrate the shifts of the past few days- and then there was no time to blog. Sorry!!!)

Today and this evening is the perfect time to review the answers to your questions from the past two days.

It’s not enough just to do an activity such as the ones we completed for Day One and Day Two of our mini-retreat. What is important when we do any kind of self discovery work is to sit with our answers and insights and reflect upon them.

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Here are some questions to ponder as you read through the guidance you have received:

  • Where can I make small changes now, to bring me into better alignment with my best self?
  • What activities can I schedule to begin making longer-term changes in my life?
  • Where do I need to sit in awareness around existing situations, behaviours or relationships?
  • What do I need to stop doing?
  • What do I need to start doing?
  • Where do I need to find extra resources, information or help for myself or my situation or project?

Take time to connect into your Guide, Angel or Higher Self using the meditations I’ve already shared. If it is needed, use that connection to bring through further insights or clarification about the work you’ve done in the past two days.

Then rest. Have some quiet time. Be gentle with yourself.

I’ll see you tomorrow as we explore how to begin deepening our spiritual and psychic connections.

Much love to you,

Nicole

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Mini-Retreat Day 2 – Connect to Your Guide

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 

We’re deep into our inner work, here at retreat. The shifts for my students and myself have already been profound, and there is so much more to come.

Yesterday we worked with the energy of our Higher Self.

Today we’ll be connecting in with a Guide, Angel or other energetic being who can help us to understand ourselves, and provide insights and answers to our current situations.

The Universe only ever speaks to us through love. Sometimes that might be tough love, as we face up to something we’ve been avoiding or some truth we didn’t want to hear. But the guidance will always be encouraging, supportive and kind. It also offers us new perspectives and an opportunity to see situations from a different angle.

Our Guides and Angels are always with us. Sometimes we may know that they are here because of a feeling of peace or enveloping love that comes over us. Some people who are quite energetically sensitive may even feel gooseflesh, the sense of a breeze or gentle touch on their skin, or have the experience of curtains moving gently or a candle flickering in a room where the windows are closed tight.

I’ve recorded a short guided meditation for you, to help you connect to one of your Guides or Angels.

Stay open after the meditation. Pay attention throughout the day. Trust the your Guide or Angel will do all they can to help you know that they are here and with you, and that they love you.

To complete today’s activity in our mini-retreat you’ll need

  • A crystal or stone you can hold comfortably in your hand (you can choose a different one to yesterday if you wish!)
  • A journal
  • Some pens and pencils
  • A deck of your favourite oracle or tarot cards that you have chosen just because you love their pictures.
  • A little time set aside just for you. The meditation requires 10 minutes and you’ll need at least another ten for journalling. If you have the luxury, allow an hour. Take more time if you have it, and are ready for a big dose of love and guidance.

Guided Meditation for Connecting with Your Spiritual Guide

To do the meditation, hold your chosen crystal, and then sit or lie comfortably, close your eyes, and follow along to the sound of my voice:

 

 

Journal and Card Activity

Hold the stone that you used in meditation while you work with your cards and journal. It will help you to maintain a strong energetic connection to your Guide or Angel.

Journal Prompts:

Use your time to explore the following questions in your journal. Write the question at the top of the page, and then close your eyes for a moment, and feel back into your connection with your Guide or Angel. Feel the incredible unconditional love, acceptance and guidance that is available to you. Then open your eyes and write your response.

*Important – make sure that when you finish writing your answer, leave space to write one more response below. Give yourself half a page or a full page if possible.

The questions to ask are:

  • How can I love myself better right now?
  • What activities will bring me joy and happiness?
  • Which relationships in my life are supportive of me?
  • Where can I best express my talents and gifts?
  • How can I improve my financial security?
  • What do I most need to know right now?

Write as much or as little as you need. You may feel like you are making it all up. That’s okay. Keep writing. Trust the process.

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Using your Oracle or Tarot Cards

When you have finished journalling, take your cards, offer up a small prayer that whatever you do be for your Highest Good, and then shuffle the deck, asking that your Guide or Angel continue to guide you.

Now go back to the first question. Read the question again, but not your first response.

Shuffle the deck again, asking your Guide or Angel What else do I need to see in relation to this question?  Choose one card. How you choose is up to you. Split the deck. Fan them out. Top or bottom. Dive right in. There is no right or wrong.

Now look at your card and hold your crystal in your non-writing hand. Really look at the card. Don’t use the book or the ‘proper’ meaning. We are being intuitive here, people! Trust the guidance of your Angel or Guide. What stands out for you in the picture? What thoughts and ideas do the images provoke? Take a minute or two and write those thoughts down. You may want to use a different coloured pen for this part. I know, you might still feel like you’re just making it all up. That’s okay. Write anyway. Trust that there is a part of you that is wise and that has been waiting for this chance to speak with your conscious mind.

If you need to, draw up to five cards to gain further insight and clarity for this situation.

Then move to the next question and repeat the process.

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Gift yourself this important time of connection and reflection today, and if you can, spend some quiet time outside in nature. Silence helps us to consolidate changes and integrates the energetic shifts we are experiencing.

Tomorrow we’ll be doing more focus work and planning for our mini-retreat, so stay tuned because there is more to come.

Thinking of you all, and sending so much love to you from our retreat, Nicole xoxo

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Quiet Time

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“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”
~ John Muir

 

It’s rainy here at the farm this morning, and cooler. You can truly sense autumn in the air.

My Accelerated Channeling retreat starts tomorrow, and I can feel the energy of the group growing and shifting as I work with them in my meditations each day. It will be a big few days, this retreat. I know it in my bones.

This morning after I finished my meditation I felt the need to go walking. So I did. On my own, in my pyjamas and gum boots. Down to the grove of trees near the cattle yards, where the bunya pines and tall old gums lend a steadiness to the air, and it feels a little like being in a cathedral.

To stand in the cool misty air beneath the boughs of old trees brought me to an equally quiet and steady place in my soul.

I am ready. So are my students.

Let this change come.

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Chakra Wisdoms Retreat – 23 to 28 July, 2016

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”
~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”
~ Rumi

“At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.”
~ Lao Tzu

 

I have one more residential retreat this year – my Chakra Wisdoms Retreat, to be held at Sangsurya, Byron Bay from the 23rd to the 28th of July.

I’m really excited about this particular retreat. It’s the first time I’ll be offering it, and the content is material I’ve been working on for over 20 years.  This isn’t your ordinary Chakra course. This retreat is essentially an opportunity to connect more deeply with your Soul Energy and Personal Magic than you might ever have thought possible..
This course will take you on a shamanic journey – where you’ll keep one foot in this world, and learn to operate with one foot in the spiritual realms at the same time. This mystical journey combines the wisdoms of sacred geometry with a new way of working with and understanding the 16 major chakra points within our body and auric field for these post-2012 energies. Whether you’re looking to find new ways to heal emotionally or physically, to activate your own intuitive and psychic abilities, incorporate powerful new techniques into existing healing modalities, to enhance your metaphysical connection, or simply to understand yourself and others better for business, love and life – this retreat offers all of that and more.

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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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My Expanded 16 Chakra System is based on work that I have channelled over the past few years, but that began for me with some initial transmissions back in 1996. I knew then that the body of work I was bringing through would not be suited for use for many years to come, but I worked diligently anyway, trusting that everything would come together at the right time, and that time is now.

In order to journey to connect with our Sacred Spirit, we will use these sixteen chakras as a map. Each chakra will be explored and discussed individually, culminating in a final integrated journey through each chakra. This is a process that always evokes deep shift and personal insight.

My Expanded 16 Chakra System incorporates universal wisdoms, colour, sacred geometry, energy and light. It is a simple but profound system that will enable you to do healing, clearing and attuning work on yourself and others. It is not aligned with any philosophy, religion or doctrine.

You can be a complete beginner with chakras and still work effectively with this system. It is a teaching method that will enable you to be empowered to know yourself better and to make changes in your life based upon your understanding of your own body and energetic connection, and that can accommodate your own spiritual beliefs. It will help you to identify your places of flow, and your opportunities to move out of stuck-ness.

On top of all of that, I’m just so excited about this new retreat and the content that we’ll be teaching because it is simply magical in the results that it will bring to your life. I’m proud to share it all with you, and I know you’re going to adore this journey as much as I do. Chakras, crystals, energy work, meditation, sacred geometry – what’s not to love!

sddefault (1)It will be absolutely fine if you come to this work knowing nothing about chakras at all. We will step through each chakra, one by one, so that you can feel it, connect with it and understand it.

Chakras are energetic gateways or portals within the body. They each hold their own energy signature, and influence upon your physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual bodies.

Using meditation we will journey into each chakra, and use this energy to deepen our understanding of ourselves at a soul level, and how we can better express our own soul energy in our daily lives.

This retreat will help you to identify your own Power Chakra, the one chakra that is naturally dominant in your body, as well as the Chakra most likely to block or weaken during times of imbalance, ill-health or insecurity. You will learn how to strengthen and support these chakras to stabilize your thinking, health and behaviors, and to live from a position of integrity and personal power.

There’s so much more to tell you, but that’s a start! In short, you’ll be given an energetic handbook and simple techniques that can bring about profound positive shift and healing in your life, and that can help accelerate your personal and spiritual development and enhance your intuitive and psychic skills.

Interested?

We haven’t advertised this course yet, and already we only have a few places left. Perhaps one of them is meant 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.

A Last Charge for Some Special Stones

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“One is not loved accidentally; one’s own power to love produces love – just as being interested makes one interesting. People are concerned with the question of whether they are attractive while they forget that the essence of attractiveness is their own capacity to love. To love a person productively implies to care and to feel responsible for his life, not only for his physical existence but for the growth and development of all his human powers. To love productively is incompatible with being passive, with being an onlooker at the loved person’s life; it implies labor and care and the responsibility for his growth.”
~ Erich Fromm, Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics

 

I have a retreat starting this Friday. Accelerated Channeling. It’s a retreat I have been preparing for since last year.

So much love and devotion goes into the preparation for each participant, as well as the event in its entirety. I meditate for each participant twice a day, for a month before the event and a month after.

I have had a group of crystals charging on the earth on my farm for months. They have been witness to solar and lunar eclipses and other such astrological events. They have been rained on and bathed in sunlight and moonlight. They are being readied as working tools for my retreat, one for each student, and a couple of extras as gifts.

Today, to finish them off before I place them into their little bags, ready for new owners, I shall take them all for a swim in the ocean. Then they will have energy from earth, water, salt, sky and all of the celestial bodies. As well as the little birds who have danced among them.

I’d show you a picture of them but that would spoil the surprise for my students.

So, here’s a batch I prepared earlier.

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I have one more retreat offering this year, in July. And there are just a few spaces left. I’ll tell you all about that tomorrow, but right now I have to take me and some rocks for a beach swim.

Much love,

Nicole xx