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 have a strong desire to be of service to others?

If so, my advanced channelling course may be for you.

From 13  to 17 September 2014, in beautiful Byron Bay, I will be conducting an intensive Residential Retreat to focus your existing psychic and intuitive abilities, to teach you advanced techniques for working with Universal Wisdom and Energy and to prepare you to bring advanced levels of intuition and connection in your current vocation or current and future work as a Teacher, Healer or Mystic.

This course is for those of you who feel called to Spiritual Service; those of you who envision a future where you are working as a psychic, an intuitive, a reader, a healer, a teacher – or where you are consciously using channeled information and a higher connection to augment your existing ‘non-spiritual’ career. You will have an expectation that by channeling you will be able to better help others through the use of your own talents and your connection into Source Energy.

Our Intensive will equip you to do the work you came here to do. In your heart you will feel a calling that you can no longer ignore, even if you don’t yet know what that calling is or how to act upon it. During our time together I will be immersing you in a spiritual and energetic world where you will connect with your own gifts, and be given exercises and activities for your specific level of ability, and which are tailored to your specific energetic skillset.

It is expected that you will have an intention of working with others in service and making this work an important aspect of your life. This might not be direct work with others. You may have a path as a writer, an artist or a creator of policy. You may choose to work with governance and the structure of our society, or shaping the future of our world. Or you may choose to work as a healer, a teacher, a guide and counselor for others. It is okay to not have clarity about your direction yet – what is important is your commitment to growth, and your desire to work in service to others or the wider world in some way.


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The techniques taught in the retreat are sacred and powerful, but they will also be easy for you to master and apply in your work lives and personal sphere. Just because they are advanced does not mean that they are difficult. Instead what is required is that you be in the right heart space, and have a willingness to open to this work. That is all.

Expect that in using these new techniques, you will become increasingly balanced, connected, enlightened, and of greater service to others. Many things you tap into will be familiar to you from lifetimes of experience. Also understand that you are here in human form, still growing and learning, and that becoming a channel will enhance your life in many ways but will not strip the humanity, the lessons or the challenges of this realm.

You will be shown how to do hands-on healing, intuitive healings and readings, and you will leave the retreat with a firm understanding of where your energetic gifts lie. Not all channeled forms will appeal to you, and some you will excel at, while others may be more difficult or taxing for you.  This is all part of the learning process.

Throughout the retreat I will also conduct channeled group sessions with my own Guides to customise your learning experience.

I’m so excited about this course and the results you will achieve through your participation.

Channeling enables us to connect with our Higher Selves, Guides, Angels, those who have crossed over, other Dimensional and Light Beings, and Spirit.  Channeling allows us to co-create with Spirit, amplifying our own innate talents and gifts, and bringing through healing, insights and wisdom for the benefit of others. Channeling has always been a natural progression of ability for Aware Souls.

What we’ll cover on this Retreat:

  • The significance of this new energetic era
  • Learning our Spiritual Mission and Guiding Principles
  • Learning to put ourselves into the channeling state
  • Connection to our Higher Selves
  • Channeling for ourselves
  • Connection to a new High Order Guide
  • Techniques for bringing through channeled information
  • Techniques for giving professional readings for others
  • Techniques for powerful channeled healings either face-to-face or by distance
  • Techniques for medical and health intuition for self and others
  • Methods for obtaining ‘self’ clarity around our spiritual mission and guiding principles


We have only two spots left, and acceptance onto this advanced course is through expression of interest. To qualify for the advanced course you must already have some experience of psychic ability or awareness, and have explored some basic practices or be already working with your natural intuitive abilities in some capacity. If you are not accepted onto the advanced course you may be offered a place on the entry level channelling residential retreat we shall be running in 2015. (That one is already over half full, and has not yer been advertised.)

For more information contact us in Australia on +61 7 3256 0815, 0438 438 775 or by emailing my wonderful PA, Dana Hartnell, directly at

We look forward to sharing an incredible and life-changing journey with you.

Pay Attention to the Messages You Get!

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Microscopy of the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi –

“There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.”
~ Charles Dickens

Sometimes, I wish I’d had more faith in myself as I was starting out.

One of the things I always teach my students is the importance of trusting and paying attention to the messages they receive when working with their psychic skills, even as beginners, and to ask for clarification when they don’t understand.


One of my clients recently sent me this email:

I was wondering if you could address something on your blog which I’m following and has been so inspirational as I get well from chronic ill health, which you said I would finally figure out. I worked it out with your very accurate diagnosis. My question is ‘how come you have been able to be so precise and accurate and spot on with my life and health diagnosis yet it has taken you so long to get your diagnosis for yourself?’ Am quite new to your world and blog over the last year and have just found that an interesting phenomenon which I don’t understand.

Yes, well… that’s a good point.

And the truth is, I DID get some really good information on my health, way back in 1997. My health had been problematic for some time, and I had already been to countless doctors and alternative medical practitioners with no real results. My sister, who is very pragmatic and scientific, said to me, ‘Why don’t we ask your Guides?’

So, I did a trance channeling session with Rollo, one of my Guides, while my sister asked questions.

What did I bring through?

My poor health was a result of spirochetes.

And how could I fix this problem?


Yep. In 1997 I actually diagnosed myself with spirochetes, and my diligent sister (the one who kept the tick that bit me) wrote it all down. The channeled information supports the lyme and other co-infections I have now been officially diagnosed with in 2013.

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Back in 1997 I had no idea what spirochetes were.  My sister had to explain it to me. It didn’t sound very serious. I mean, it wasn’t some nasty disease, or cancer or some other terrible thing. At least I didn’t think so…

And doctors and naturopaths kept telling me there was nothing really wrong – even as my health and mental cognition continued to slide.

Back in 1997 I did not even think of using sulfur-based drugs.  I did not do any real research.  Instead I started eating sulfur-rich foods, and in desperation I even ate the raw sulfur that we bought in bulk as a supplement for our organic cattle herd. It did seem to help a little.

I didn’t go to a doctor.  I mean, what would I say? ‘Hey, I channeled some information through and apparently I have spirochetes.  You need to prescribe me a truck-load of sulfur-based meds.’

Who could I tell? Who would believe me?

And why didn’t I see the problem in myself? Of course, I can see YOUR aura, and work effectively as a medical intuitive for YOU. I just can’t see my own aura or what’s going on in my own body. (Guess what? With psychic gifts that’s how it usually works!)

The psychic gifts I have are for me to use in service to YOU. My Guides did try to help me, and they were very specific and accurate in their information.  But I didn’t trust it enough to really investigate and truly understand what they were trying to tell me. I didn’t ask enough questions.

So, roll on sixteen years, and the massive spirochete load that nearly killed me is being treated with truckloads of sulfur-based drugs. And the treatment is working. The synchronicity in how it’s all come together is quite another story. Suffice to say I feel watched over, and very blessed.

I wish I’d paid attention to myself all those years ago.  But I guess we all have to learn the hard way to trust ourselves, and to back our intuition and insights.

There’s one good thing that comes out of all of this though.  In fact, two!

1) I conclusively validated my own channeled information.

2) Perhaps my story will encourage you to trust yourself a little earlier, or at least to ask more questions.

Be well, and know that you are in my thoughts, prayers and meditations, ♥ Nicole xoxo


Emergency Help for Sensitive Souls as we leave 2012

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“Often we may feel that something in us doesn’t want to be understood or healed. We don’t want to go to the doctor. We decide against taking a class. We’re tired of the friend who always tries to change us, give us advice, or figure us out. These feelings, sometimes dismissed as resistance or defense, may be Daphne sensitivities, honest emotions keeping the soul intact.”
From “Soul Mates” ~ Thomas Moore ~ (1779 – 1852)


Are you having a rough time of it right now?  Are you swinging between feeling positive, energised and clear-headed and demotivated, depressed and barely able to get up off the couch?

Many of the sensitive souls I know are experiencing these big swings, or at least having unexplained moments of just feeling emotionally ‘off’.  There is little of the enthusiasm we usually feel at the beginning of a new year.

But take heart, my sensitive friends. We aren’t done with 2012 yet, and that’s what you’re processing through your own bodies – the slow death of the old way of being, and the strained beginnings of new life. Birth and death always heighten the senses, and lots of what you’re feeling is internal processing of external energies.  In other words, it’s not you, and your sensitivity is actually being utilised to help clear residual energy patterns and anchor new ones.

And sweetheart, that’s part of what you signed up for! So thank you. 🙂


Here’s my First Aid Kit of suggestions to help you get through the next few weeks:

  • Get outside and get your bare feet on the ground. Grounding ourselves into the earth helps immensely.  Not sure how to ground, or even what it means?   Take the crash course here:  Staying Grounded in Uncertain Times
  • Stay hydrated with plenty of good clean water.  Avoid stimulants like caffeine, Red Bull and other energy drinks. Limit your alcohol intake.
  • Eat lightly, and choose foods that are fresh, seasonal and as unprocessed as possible.  Avoid sugar and junk food.  Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are always good choices.  Think GREEN.
  • Limit exposure to crowds and to toxic environments and people – you have enough to deal with right now.  Why add to your burden?
  • Use crystals. If you’re feeling ungrounded, overwhelmed or unsafe I recommend Black Tourmaline.  If you’re processing anger and other unpleasant lower vibration emotions use Carnelian or Hematite.  If your health is suffering and you feel the need to physically detox or re-energise a nice piece of Bloodstone or Mookaite.  For love and support a Rose Quartz will do nicely. I don’t recommend Smoky Quartz, Clear Quartz or Amethyst at this time – you don’t want to shield yourself, you just want help to process, let go, and be supported in doing so. Never used crystals before?  Go here : How to work with Crystals
  • PS *If it gets all too much, and you’re at the end of your tether go with Smoky Quartz!
  • Epsom Salts Baths are a fantastic emergency procedure. They cleanse the aura, and deliver a strong dose of magnesium to your body, to help soothe a frazzled nervous system and relax all your weary muscles.
  • Meditate. I’ve recorded or described a few simple meditations that you may find useful. The links for them are here:

Meditation for Reducing Inflammation and Promoting Healing within your Body

Guided Meditation for Panic, Anxiety and Fear

How to do a walking meditation

‘Pebbles for your Pocket’ meditation for Inner Peace

Tibetan Singing Bowl Healing Meditation

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Know that in my twice daily meditations I’m sending you Love, Light and emotional support. We’ll get through this together.  Thanks for being part of the Shift. Much love to you ♥ xoxo


Pushing Boundaries

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“Sometimes there’s just no way to hold back the river.” 
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

When I was younger, and just starting out on my spiritual journey, I longed for a teacher to show me the way. But there was no teacher, so I stumbled my way forward, helped by my sister and some friends, and my wonderful Guides.

Now I’m all grown up, it’s my great joy to be that teacher and mentor for others.

Today I begin a five-day Channelling Intensive Retreat in Byron Bay, with a hand-picked bunch of students. I’ll be teaching them some high level metaphysical skills, and mentoring them to use their natural psychic abilities to find clearer direction for their personal and professional lives. And I know that they are all feeling excited and terrified in equal measure.

That’s as it should be.  It’s always scary when we try something new, no matter how much we want that thing. Over the next few days I’m expecting lots of breakthroughs!

Of course, I’ve also timed our retreat to coincide with the Full Moon, which will provide us with abundant energy for change and growth.

I’m going to make sure that my students really push their boundaries, and in the process they’ll find out what I already understand – that they are capable of so much more than they ever dreamed of.

It’s a great time right now for changing direction, for reaching beyond your current perceived limits, for stepping into the energy of your dreams.

So, if I could ask you one question today, it would be this:

What do you want, more than anything?

Go on.  It’s 2012! Take a little step towards your dream this week. No grand parade, no sweeping announcements – instead breathe in, breathe out, commit and just begin.

Life is too short to live small.

Wishing you a week of tiny steps, breakthroughs and soul magic ♥ Live from the light of your heart! xx

Strengthening Intuition – A program of exercises!

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“Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.” 
~ Eileen Caddy

Please don’t tell me that you’re not intuitive! We are all born with a sixth sense – the ability to connect to a deeper wisdom, and to perceive and understand things that are beyond the reaches of our conscious mind.

Over the next eight weeks, every Monday (That’s Sunday for you folk on the other side of the world!) I shall post an exercise to help you recover and develop your own intuition.

Intuition can be a powerful guiding force in our lives, once we learn how to tune in to it and honour that wisdom.

Each of us has intuition at our core, each of us has psychic ability and spiritual connection – it’s just that most of us don’t trust it, no longer believe in it, or don’t know how to use it. We’ve come to prize intellect and logic over anything we can’t prove. And that weakens us. That’s why we lose our way.  That’s why we get ourselves into such terrible messes…

I’ve written before about intuition, and you might find these posts helpful too:

How to become more intuitive

Journalling for Spiritual Clarity and Connection

The psychic abilities of animals (this one comes with a free recipe!)

Using your Internal Compass to Navigate Life

Understanding Intuition and Gut Instinct

Managing your vibration – simple techniques for increasing awareness and intuition

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
~ Steve Jobs

At the bottom of the page are the topics I am going to blog about over the coming weeks.  I promise that if you follow my suggestions you will begin to improve your own intuitive ability.  When we listen to our intuition we make better choices, ones more aligned with our own values and heart’s calling.  We begin to change the direction of our lives to suit our nature and that will give us contentment.  We often uncover passions, begin new jobs or relationships, embark on further study or a big new project, and all of that will be better aligned to our true selves.

Over time, you will also notice a deeper spiritual and psychic awareness.  That’s normal, and nothing to be afraid of.  So, I look forward to working with you.  The world needs more tuned-in, heart-centred, intuition-directed people. And your own life will become happier, and truer to your purpose and desires. It’s win-win!

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Here’s that list of topics I will cover over the next eight weeks:

  1. Tools for intuitive connection
  2. Activating your hand chakras
  3. Sensing Energy in Objects
  4. Sensing Energy in Places
  5. Sensing Energy in People
  6. Sensing Energy in Food
  7. Tuning in to Energetic Preferences
  8. Honouring our Early Warning System