Finding The Calm Strength Within – Monday Oracle 16 March 2020

“Instead of forcing yourself to feel positive, allow yourself to be present in the now.”  Daniel Mangena Hello, Lovelies! March is a month for creating space in your life, for breaking patterns and creating new ones, for inspired thinking and new directions. It’s also a month where extreme self-care and deep rest may be needed. […]

Talking, Listening, Understanding, Growing

“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.” ~ Roy T. Bennett Hello, Lovelies I’m on Retreat this week, […]

Getting Ready For Retreat ❤ Plus Advance Notice For My Next Offering

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.”~ Vera Nazarian Hello, Lovelies! My house is filled with boxes. There are crystals and books on every spare surface. Outside, on the back veranda, more boxes… My Platform Retreat starts tomorrow morning, and […]

It’s almost here!

“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~ Roy T. Bennett Hello, Lovelies! I’ve been wanting a new website, an upgraded membership program, and a place to run my online courses from for a very long time. Problem was, my health […]

Happy Birthday, Nicole!

The best kind of people are the ones that come into your life and make you see the sun where you once saw clouds. The people that believe in you so much, you start to believe in you too. The people that love you, simply for being you. The once in a lifetime kind of […]

We made it!

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Hello, Lovelies, Today is the last day of our Temple of Light Shamanic Meditation Retreat. We’ll be doing our final meditation as a group this morning, and I wanted you to know […]

Three Important Ways to Gain Answers This Week

“If you want the answer—ask the question.” ~ Lorii Myers This week’s energies support asking, and being in a space to receive answers. Here are a couple of the techniques we’re using on Retreat to help get us into the asking and allowing space: Hand on Heart Stand or sit quietly for a moment and slow your […]

We’re On Retreat!

“The only journey is the one within.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke We start our Temple of Light Shamanic Meditation Retreat today. It’s my second-last retreat for the year; it’s a journey within, a journey of connection and revelation. Although this particular journey is a path you must walk alone, there are friends beside you. Shared meals, shared […]

Why You Should Join My YOM Community

“Let your community be your testimony.” ~ Jaco Strydom I’m busy creating an online Learning Academy for next year. Why? I’m so darn passionate about helping you to connect to your inner wisdom, intuition and psychic abilities. And you can get access as a Foundation Member now by joining my YOM Community. (Ready to jump in? Click […]

One Space Has Opened Up On My Shamanic Meditation Retreat. Is it yours?

“According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more […]

Building a New Crystal Grid

“Seriously, Nicole. These rocks weigh a tonne! I’ll get the tractor or we’ll be here til next year.” ~ Ben, ever-patient husband and rock shifter We’ve been busy over the past few weeks, adding to a crystal grid built out on the earth here on my farm. We prepared the site, Ben slashed the grass […]

The Definition Of Courage

“This, ultimately, is the lesson to come away with from our brief foray into the world of experimental psychology: To build your working life around the experience of flow produced by deep work is a proven path to deep satisfaction.” ~ Cal Newport Hello, Lovelies! From today I am leading the ‘Connect To Your Calling’ Retreat for […]

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 […]

Final Day of Retreat – and an offer for you!

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”  ~ John Muir Good morning, Lovelies (or good evening if it’s that time of day in your part of the world), It’s our final day of retreat and, as usual, I have been up before dawn – meditating for our group, for you, and for the […]

Soul Awakening Activities for The New Moon Partial Eclipse in Leo

“If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living. Chase the things that give you hope, happiness and a glimpse of a better life. Chase the things that make you want to be a better person. Chase the things that inspire you to think, create and live joyfully. Chase […]

It’s almost Retreat time!

“Living a spiritual life may not be easy. It demands total authenticity. It brings you to dance to a unique song that only you can hear fully, and sometimes you dance alone because no others can hear the music.”  ~ Debra Moffitt   Last night I ran a webinar for my students who are about to […]

Retreat Snaps – Spiritual Awakening 2018

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

What To Do After Meditation

“Meditate, visualize and create your own reality and the universe will simply reflect back to you.”  ~ Amit Ray Do you meditate? It’s one of the things we are practicing on retreat right now. Even a few minutes a day, done regularly, can change your life – bringing calm and increasing your ability to cope […]

Have You Seen The Night Sky Lately?

“Before we invented civilization our ancestors lived mainly in the open out under the sky. Before we devised artificial lights and atmospheric pollution and modern forms of nocturnal entertainment we watched the stars. There were practical calendar reasons of course but there was more to it than that. Even today the most jaded city dweller […]

We’re On Retreat!

  “In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” ~ Albert Camus   Today we enter Retreat until Sunday 11 March. It’s a sacred time for me and my team and for our retreat participants as we walk this spiritual path together, learning, sharing, connecting and finding time for […]

Chronic Illness? This is a Spiritual Retreat for you!

“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter […]

Awakening To Spirituality Retreat – March 2018

“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 […]

Here You Are On Our Retreat Grid!

“My father used to say that stories are part of the most precious heritage of mankind.”  ~  Tahir Shah   As promised, here is a picture of our crystal grid here at retreat, which is very much still a work in progress. This grid sits in the centre of our hall, on my Nana’s round lace […]

Join us in our Retreat Crystal Grid!

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”  ~  Mother Teresa Hello, Lovelies! We’re starting our Working with Crystals retreat today in beautiful Byron Bay. On every retreat I create a crystal grid in the centre of the room that holds a specific intent and […]

10 Reasons Why You Need My End-Of-Year Retreat!

“Reach deep within, and reconnect with the essence of your being.”  ~  Bryant McGill   Do you need some time for recharging, reconnecting and being re-inspired? In late November I’ll be running my final residential retreat for 2017 in beautiful Byron Bay, Australia. It’s a special time of year for my team and I. We plan […]

Why Revelation Isn’t Enough!

“It’s not in the book or in the writer that readers discern the truth of what they read; they see it in themselves, if the light of truth has penetrated their minds.”  ~  Augustine of Hippo   As our meditation retreat comes to a close today, I’ll be guiding my students about what to do when […]

My Kind of Happiness – Mystical Crystals

  “Live what you love and what you love will fill your life.”  ~  Jodi Livon Many years ago when I lived in the Kimberley – that wild outback corner of remote Western Australia – my Aboriginal Aunties showed me how to make stones sing, and how to infuse them with the energies of plants and […]

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 […]

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, […]

Quiet Time

“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 […]

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   […]

A Last Charge for Some Special Stones

“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 […]

Endings and Beginnings

“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!” ~ […]

What Bravery Looks Like

“I don’t like and even resist, being broken wide-open. But, when the contents of my unconscious self spill out of me and I sift through all the disowned parts of who I am… it’s an uncomfortably enlightening and eye-opening experience. It feels a bit like emotional bloodletting. I guess every now and then, I need […]

A Morning Walk

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal […]

After the Storm…

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore   One of the things I love about our retreats at Sangsurya is that we are always so supported by the natural environment. We’ve been doing […]

A Little Bit Of Chaos

“Floyd could imagine a dozen things that could go wrong; it was little consolation that it was always the thirteenth that actually happened.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke, 2010: Odyssey Two   I thought about writing a blog titled ‘Reasons for Screaming Yesterday – My Top Five’. They would have been: The microbat in my bath-towel […]

Date Savers For Working With Nicole Cody 2015 and 2016

“My greatest joy is to help people feel and trust the presence of their own soul wisdom, their own intuitive and psychic connection, their own gifts and talents, the wonders all around them and within them.” ~ Nicole Cody Hi Lovelies! I thought it might be a good idea for me to give you a […]

Soul Sanctuary Retreat 2015 – Just a Few Places Left!

“The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss – an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. – is sure to be noticed.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard “Self-care is never a […]

Will You Join Us For The 2015 Soul Sanctuary Retreat?

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” ~ Pema Chödrön   I’m holding a residential retreat from November 28 to December 5, in beautiful Byron Bay. It’s a […]

Rain, Whales and Orchids

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” ~ Michel de Montaigne   Whenever we are on Retreat the weather always seems to mirror and support our journey. For the past two days, as we have laboured under the Usurper’s Moon, dealing with all of our shame and self-betrayal […]

In Order to Really Hear You Need To Stop Talking

“For now she need not think of anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of – to think; well not even to think. To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense […]

We’re on Retreat!

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” ~ Albert Camus   Hello Lovelies! We’re on Retreat at Sangsurya in Byron Bay for the next six days, as I teach a group of delightful souls how to reconnect with their intuition, and to use that intuition as a […]

Just a Couple of Places Left for our Intuition Retreat in September!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” ~ Marianne Williamson   Are you […]

Every Bead A Prayer

“What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello     You may remember that at the very beginning of my Retreat preparation I made […]

Our Final Day

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke   Can you see the Black Cockatoos in the photo above? It’s our last day of retreat, and this morning I have been greeted by the mournful cry of the Black Cockatoos as they streak across the […]

Whales, Bird Fairies and Magic

  “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ~ Roald Dahl   Yesterday when I finished my morning meditation I stood on the deck outside my bedroom and […]

The Love In Every Detail

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Confucius   I’m putting the final preparations together for my Beginners Channeling Intensive Retreat this week. It’s called an ‘intensive’ for a reason. It’s a big course, and it takes a lot of commitment – from me, […]

Are You Ready to Learn To Use Your Intuition?

“Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have empirically learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience. There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, […]

Counting You On My Fingers

“It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked.” ~ Shannon L. Alder   I was up two hours earlier than usual this morning. (That’s early, believe me!) Why? Today marks exactly one month until my Beginners Channelling Intensive Retreat […]

Are You Ready to Learn to Channel?

“I suspect everybody has a degree of psychic ability, just as a everybody has a degree of athletic or artistic ability. Some people have special gifts; other people have a particular interest that leads them to develop their abilities. But the phenomenon itself is ordinary and widespread.” ~ Michael Crichton, Travels “Psychic power is the […]

A Little Taste of Our Sanctuary

“Each positive thought is your refuge and your sanctuary, where in that thoughtful moment, you are safe.” ~ Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life   It’s our final day of the 2014 Soul Sanctuary Retreat, and I thought I’d share just a tiny part of what we’ve been doing. We’ve come […]

The Power of Sharing Our Shames

“Shame is a soul eating emotion.” ~ C.G. Jung “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” ~ Brené Brown   We did something very powerful yesterday, here at our retreat. Earlier in the day we’d been doing some journalling, looking at our triggers and the things […]

A sneak peak at Day One…

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~ Mother Teresa “Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” ~ Ruth Reichl   The picture at the top of this post is a rather large crystal mandala, […]

Today’s expected transformation…

“Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.” ~ Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life   Today’s the day. Our Soul Sanctuary 2014 retreat starts this morning. A group of hard-working and world-weary women shall walk through the front door, tired and in […]

One More Sleep!

“Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.” ~ John Archibald Wheeler   Only one more sleep until our Soul Sanctuary Retreat begins, here in beautiful Byron Bay. The goodie bags are packed. And the art materials. Deb, our amazing caterer, is off buying all the organic yummies to feed us each day. I […]

Is it Time to Work Out What’s Holding You Back?

“When we pay attention, whatever we are doing – whether it be cooking or cleaning or making love – is transformed and becomes part of our spiritual path. We begin to notice details and textures that we never noticed before; everyday life becomes clearer, sharper and at the same time more spacious.” ~ R. Fields […]

Will You Join Us for the 2014 Soul Sanctuary Retreat?

“When we pay attention, whatever we are doing – whether it be cooking or cleaning or making love – is transformed and becomes part of our spiritual path. We begin to notice details and textures that we never noticed before; everyday life becomes clearer, sharper and at the same time more spacious.” ~ R. Fields […]

Storm Clouds and Other Magical Things

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore   As I finished my meditation this morning, sitting on the veranda overlooking the ocean, a lightning storm began. There was no thunder. The whole thing […]

Up Early With Ganesha

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ~ Meister Eckhart This morning, as ever, I was up early. I took my mala beads, my singing bowl, and my prayer shawl and snuck out onto the veranda to meditate and greet the dawn. Today I sat with Ganesha. Buddha, by his side. A possum […]

One More Sleep ’til Retreat!

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” ~ Gloria Steinem   It’s only one more sleep until I head off to run my Advanced Channeling Retreat. I’m so excited I could just about bust! 🙂 For the last eight weeks I have […]

Announcing our Advanced Channelling Intensive Retreat

“The soul itself is the center of all that we have come to call ‘psychic.’ The word itself translates literally to mean “of the soul.” When we embrace our psychic potential, we embrace our soul’s potential.” ~ Kim Chestney   Are you ready to take your intuitive and psychic abilities to the next level? Do you […]

10 Signs You are Experiencing a Psychic Awakening

“I suspect everybody has a degree of psychic ability, just as a everybody has a degree of athletic or artistic ability. Some people have special gifts; other people have a particular interest that leads them to develop their abilities. But the phenomenon itself is ordinary and widespread.”  ~ Michael Crichton, Travels   There’s a difference between ‘spiritual […]

Will you join me in December?

  “If you nurture your mind, body, and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more.” ~ Brian Koslow   I’m holding a residential retreat in December, in beautiful Byron Bay. It’s nearly the end of 2013. Time to regroup, recharge and get ready […]

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