12 Signs You Are Having 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

I’ve had many people asking me about the difference between Spiritual Awareness and Psychic Awakening since my post a few days ago. Spiritual awareness leads to an opening of our hearts and to a period of personal and spiritual growth. Psychic Awakening leads to an opening of our hearts, to personal and spiritual growth AND an unmistakable, unignorable call to a path of service.

Here are twelve signs that what you’re experiencing is an awakening of your psychic abilities. You may have experienced any or all of these:

1. Crowds become overwhelming, distressing and make you feel psychically battered and energetically drained.

2. Your dreams become increasing vivid and seem to contain messages, information and symbols that go beyond what your normal subconscious would put on the nightly view-screen of the inside of your eyelids. You remember these dreams and keep thinking about them during the day, trying to work out what they mean.

3. You become confused at what people tell you, when part of you knows that the words they are saying don’t match their emotions, inner thoughts or energy. You can’t put it into words, but you feel that conflict and find it disturbing. You have no way to prove what you feel.

4. You get feelings of heat in your palms and fingers, your feet, around your heart, on your forehead around your third eye chakra, or in the top of your head. You may also get a sensation of moving energy or tingling.

5. Your sleep becomes disturbed. You wake up at 2am, wide awake and waiting for something. But what? Weirdly, by about 4am you can get back to sleep again, and you don’t become tired from this crazy routine.

6. You become suddenly attracted to crystals, healing arts and metaphysical tools. You may feel energy in stones, places or people, or access impressions or information if you touch a person or an object.

7. You get a fullness or a choking sensation in your throat (or throat chakra) like something is stuck there, or you want to speak, but there isn’t anything you can think of to say.

8. Electro-magnetic energy, wi-fi and electrical fields make you feel fuzzy, off-balance or exhausted. You feel immediately better in nature, or out of cities.

9. Your sense of deja vu increases and you experience moments of having been somewhere before, reliving a conversation or performing an activity again, even if it really is the first time you have experienced this thing.

10. You know things about people or situations that prove to be correct, even though there is no way you could have consciously known about those things.

11. You have been compelled to make sudden changes in your life, such as giving up smoking or drinking alcohol, or leaving a long-term relationship. Or you haven’t done it yet but you’re seriously thinking about it and know it’s inevitable that you will.

12. You should be happy but… your life doesn’t feel like it fits anymore and you no longer feel like you know who you are, what you want or where you are going even if from the outside you look like you’ve got it all together. You’ll also feel like no-one will understand if you try to explain how you feel.

If this sounds like you, please don’t feel that there is something wrong with you, or that you are going crazy. Intuitive ability and psychic awakening is a normal part of our soul’s development. Modern western culture may no longer recognise the path you are taking, but it is very real, and you are not alone in this journey.

Trust that your time is now, and that you are very much needed in the world. Know that there is a place for you here in my tribe, and that I value you and all you are experiencing. Stay tuned for next Tuesday’s blog, where I’ll have all the details of my new Online Spiritual Mentoring Course for people who are going through Psychic Awakening.

Much love, Nicole xoxo

Magical Leaf Oracle – A Reading for Nurture and Guidance

Leaf Collage Portrait by raerae92

Leaf Collage Portrait by raerae92

“and the leaves were telling secrets to the wind.” 

~ Peter Mulvey

Nature is one place I always find nurture and inspiration. So today I’ve used nature, and that potent symbol of life and growth – the leaf – to gift you clarity and reassurance about where you’re at right now.

Each leaf also comes with suggestions for crystals and activities to support you energetically, emotionally and physically.

Instructions for using today’s post

Scroll down through the following magical leaf images and then let yourself come back to the one you are most drawn to.

When you have chosen your magical leaf, scroll further down for your message, designed to help you feel guided and nurtured.

I hope you enjoy today’s offering.  I deeply enjoyed putting it together for you, and it is shared with much love.

Perhaps you might even consider heading outdoors to find a magical leaf or two yourself!

Love and Light,

Nicole ♥ xx

Let Nature Guide You…

1. New Growth

2. Rich Awakenings

Image from bhmpics

Image from bhmpics

3. Hidden Treasure

Image by Nicole Cody

Image by Nicole Cody

4. Vibrant Striving

Image from Wikipedia

Image from Wikipedia

5. Sanctuary

Image by Devil and Egg

Image by Devil and Egg

6. Foundations

Image by Nicole Cody

Image by Nicole Cody

7. Life Force

8. Purple Cloud

Image from flickie

Image from flickie

♥ The Guidance and Nurturing Gift of each Leaf ♥

Each magical leaf has a message for you. I have also selected crystals to best support the message and energies of your leaf.  You could wear or hold a crystal, pop it in your pocket, under your pillow or beside your bed. (If you’d like to know more about working with crystals click here)

The Power Word is a word to remind yourself of the quality you most need and that you are strongly attracting right now.  You can turn it into your own personal mantra by saying “I choose ___________ ” (insert your Power Word). Your Magical Healing Environment is a place or activity you’ll find supportive and healing.


1.  New Growth – Becoming more of what’s aligned to your Highest Good. Now is a great time to begin any plans for expanding, learning and becoming. All forms of study are encouraged and it’s vital that you gather to you a supportive community as you grow and transform. An excellent time for beginning new ventures and creating positive change. Keep annoying and negative people at arm’s length, or tune them out altogether. Focus on where YOU want to go. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need.   Best Crystals – Green Chrysoprase, Fluorite   Power Word – GROWTH   Magical Healing Environment – Uplifting company, libraries, workshops, and time alone with your journal and a pen  Make this all about you, and about connecting with people and places that support this upgraded version of yourself. Go new places, try new things, break your old patterns and routines.

2.  Rich Awakenings – Confidence, clarity and direction. This is a time for blossomings. A time for you to emerge from the cocoon and begin weaving your own special brand of magic in the world. A time for truly owning your talents and gifts. Make a plan and be bold enough to then invest energy in that plan. It’s time to get yourself out there – working, teaching, talking, healing. You’re no beginner anymore. Let’s do this! Best Crystals – Any Jasper and Bloodstone  Power Word – SELF AWARENESS  Magical Healing Environment – Your Office, Studio or favourite Thinking Space  Time to be getting those good ideas down on paper, and developing products, services, renovations, businesses or whatever else is tickling your fancy.

3.  Hidden Treasure – Inner Gifts To Be Expressed.  Sometimes the blessings in our life and the key to where we can flourish and shine were right here inside us all along. Stop looking outside of yourself. What things have you always enjoyed? What are the things people ask you to help them with, or to advise on? What do you already know? What ideas and half-completed projects can be taken out and polished up? What simple idea can you run with right now? You are more than you give yourself credit for. Time to see yourself in a new way.   Best Crystals – Peacock Ore (Bornite or Chalcopyrite) or Rutilated Quartz  Power Word – SELF EXPRESSION ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Reconnecting with your life history.  Photo albums, journals, old course notes, places you used to live, favourite people, favourite haunts, favourite music and activities from your past, bookshops and places that remind you of your best self.

4.  Vibrant Striving – Positive Self Nurture. This is a time in your life for focusing on health, vitality, fitness, fertility and well-being. You may also have gifts in this area to share with others. Detox your body and detox your environment. It’s time to heal, to energise and revitalise. Welcome movement, fresh air, sunshine, lots of good clean water and laughter into your life. Do all you can to feel and look fantastic. If you’re called to it, work on helping others shine with vibrant health too.  Best Crystals – Clear Quartz or Citrine  Power Word – VITALITY  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Healers, gyms, swimming pools, the ocean, yoga classes, farmers’ markets – whatever nourishes your body and your soul  Choose foods and activities that fill you with energy and that help you to be all that you can be.

5.  Sanctuary – Cocooning ourselves in love Retreat from the hurry and bustle of the world. Take a pillow, a book, some treats, a loved one – whatever works for you. Create a space where you can rest and feel safe, pampered and secluded, Rest allows time for our subconscious to incubate new ideas and bold plans, but the rest must come before the regeneration can happen. No more overgiving. Set clear boundaries. Make yourself unavailable. Unplug for a while.   Best Crystals – Rose Quartz and Mangano Calcite  Power Word – NURTURE  Magical Healing Environment – Anywhere restful that allows you freedom, safety and solitude. Weekends at home, weekends away, pillow time, hammocks, vacations, health retreats and a little TLC or romance. Or both!

6.  Foundations – Realising your own strength  I know times have been hard recently, but things are turning around. Expect solutions and breakthroughs. Expect to turn the corner. Expect Divine Intervention, and help from loved ones, ancestors, friends and benevolent strangers. You are building the foundation of a strong new life. One founded on integrity and wisdom. The hard road was worth it. Keep working towards your dreams, and don’t give up. Trust!  Best Crystals – Smoky Quartz and Black Tourmaline  Power Word – SUCCESS   Magical Healing Environment – Meditation, quiet time and reflection.  Long walks, time in nature or at a favourite coffee shop. Time to think, to connect, to honour the path. Time to recharge and be still.

7.  Life Force – That energy which connects all things  This is a time of synchronicity, of powerful new connections and relationships, of magical moments and unexpected unfoldings. A time for meeting people or making decisions that profoundly affect your future. A time when you may well feel as if part of your life or your actions are being guided by an unseen hand. It’s important to honour that intuition and flow.  Be open to new possibilities and directions. Be prepared for all you know to be turned upside down so that it can be made better than you could have imagined. Be brave. Say YES to life and to love. Best Crystals – Moss or Tree Agate or a Herkimer Diamond  Power Word – FLOW   Magical Healing Environment – Being in the moment.  Wherever you are, be there. Whomever you are with, give them your undivided attention. Make every task a meditation. BE present. BE aware. Remember to breathe. 🙂

8.  Purple Cloud – Spiritual connection, community and belonging  It’s time to find your tribe. That might be energy from the spiritual realms, or new friends who live in your neighbourhood. It could be an online community or an interest group.  When we have an interest, a passion, a dream – it’s always better to surround ourselves with others who are just as excited about that same thing. Darling, don’t do this alone!!!  Be a friend and mentor to others. Invite friends and mentors into your own life. Sharing creates its own kind of magic  Best Crystals – Amethyst and Sodalite   Power Word – CONNECTION  Magical Healing Environment – Wherever your tribe might hang out.  University, garden club, art classes, dance studio, meditation group, writers’ group, choir, charity group, environmental group, church, spiritual space, on horses or surfboards,

8 Psychic Messages – A Reading with Every Image ♥


Who doesn’t love flowers! On my trip to Thailand I photographed many beautiful blooms, so I’ve selected some pictures to offer you as a soul reading to guide your week.

Instructions for using today’s post

Scroll down through the following images and then let yourself come back to the one you are most drawn to.

When you have chosen your image scroll further down for your soul message, designed to help you focus on guidance and direction.

Remember to let the colours of your image inspire you this week too – try to find a way to incorporate this energy as a crystal or a shade of clothing in your wardrobe, even a flower in your desk or table. It’s a fun and magical way to bring fresh energies into your life.

Love and Light,

Nicole ♥ xx

Golden Lotus



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Pink Lotus

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Folded Lotus Buds

folded lotus

Red Ginger

Red Ginger

Blue Butterfly on Green Leaf   (Okay, it’s not a flower, but I’m still including it!)


Spider Flower


Purple Orchid


♥ The Healing Message and Gift of each Image ♥

Each image has a message for you. I have also selected a crystal to best support the message and energies of your chosen image.  You could wear or hold this crystal, pop it in your pocket, under your pillow or beside your bed. (If you’d like to know more about working with crystals click here) The Power Word is a word to remind yourself of the quality you most need and that you are strongly attracting right now.  You can turn it into your own personal mantra by saying “I choose ___________ ” (insert your Power Word). Your Magical Healing Environment is a place or activity you’ll find supportive and healing this week.

♥ Golden Lotus – Celebration of BEing.  There is a sense of possibility and new beginnings creeping into your life. Old worries, patterns and limitations will fall away. You are becoming more comfortable in your own skin.  Now is the time to enjoy each moment. Find gratitude for the many small blessings in your day. Trust that your life is unfolding as it should.♥ Best Crystal – TIGERS EYE  ♥ Power Word – BLESSINGS  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Time on your own  Spend time in your own company to begin exploring these mental and emotional shifts. Take long walks, meditate, journal and listen to music.

♥ Frangipani – Companionship and Family. An ideal time for nurturing existing relationships and attracting new ones. Make the time to share a coffee or a meal. Plan a get-together, party, reunion or celebration. ♥ Best Crystal – UNAKITE  ♥ Power Word – CONNECTION ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Anywhere where sharing and friendship takes place. Join a club, team or a service group. Drop in on friends or create opportunities for friendship. Invite new friends and old into your life again.

♥ Pink Lotus – Speak Your Mind.  You’re considerate by nature. Maybe too much so sometimes.  There are opportunities now for you to change the dynamic in existing relationships by calmly and politely speaking your truth. Acknowledge your thoughts and feelings. Allow for the possibility of movement and positive change in places where there has been pain and stuckness. ♥ Best Crystal – PINK TOURMALINE  ♥ Power Word – HONESTY ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Sitting in your Truth  Nowhere to go but in! Spend time in contemplation and reflection. Do things that nurture your spirit. Say YES to what uplifts and inspires you and NO to what drags you down.

♥ Folded Lotus Buds – Physical Purity.  Ready for an overhaul?  Detoxify, exercise, change your diet and put energy into feeling the best that you can feel.  You are being called upon to honour the physical and to make peace with your body. Do all you can to care for and be comfortable with it. Seek healing. Make healthy choices. Don’t put this off any longer. It’s time to change!  ♥ Best Crystal – MOONSTONE  ♥ Power Word – VITALITY  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Movement and Rest. Alternate between moving your body (walking, swimming, yoga, gym etc) and resting through massage, meditation, relaxing baths or an early night. Learn to work with the natural rhythm of your body.

♥ Red Ginger – Progress and Powering On. You are reaching a place of creativity and decisiveness.  Trust your instincts around business, study and career. Get clear about your goals and dreams and then make plans for the year ahead to bring those dreams to fruition. ♥ Best Crystal – CARNELIAN  ♥ Power Word – PASSION  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Planning Time. Action is important, but right now planning the time ahead is vital, and will decrease worry and increase productivity, giving you a sense of direction and control over your own life. Spend time writing, planning, charting and getting it all down on paper.

♥ Blue Butterfly – Personal Growth You’re entering a powerful phase of growth and transformation. Expect life-changing realisations, revelations and visions. Expect teachers, courses and resources to present themselves to you.  Honour this journey of healing and emotionally growing up as you step solidly into who you are; and live from your heart, with a clear mind and a clear conscience.  The best for you is yet to come. ♥ Best Crystal – LAPIS LAZULI  ♥ Power Word – KNOWLEDGE  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Learning Time.  Reading, thinking and reflecting is essential now. So is time spent with teachers and mentors. Apply your learning. Ask for guidance. And ask within as well as without.

♥ Spider Flower – Value and Honour Self.  Always, your pattern has been to judge yourself harshly, and to excuse away the insensitivities, faults and mistakes of others. But this needs to change.  You are a good person. You are kind. You see the best in others, and wish the best for them. It’s time to forgive yourself for all the perceived shortcomings and failures you see in you! It’s time to treat yourself with that same wisdom, compassion and kindness.  ♥ Best Crystal – ROSE QUARTZ  ♥ Power Word – ACCEPTANCE  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Spending time doing what interests you  Listen to music that YOU love, eat or cook food that YOU love, watch YOUR choice of shows on TV, sign up for a class YOU want to do. Stop putting everyone else first and make one corner of your life all about you. That’s not selfish – that’s self care!

♥ Purple Orchid – Voices of Angels  A time of spiritual and creative awakening. You are being Guided by Loved Ones who’ve crossed over, by Spirit Guides and Angels, and by your own host of Muses.  Stay open to ideas, impressions, feelings, vision and dreams. You’ll be Guided to make breakthroughs in areas of your life where you have had blockage, pain, loss and sorrow for many years. ♥ Best Crystal – FLUORITE  ♥ Power Word – RECEIVING ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Inspiring Locales Concerts, theatre, art galleries, libraries, cathedrals, nature, travel, wild places, time with good people, book shops, antique stores, markets, restaurants, gardens, restful places – be inspired by the world around you.  Look for signs and messages everywhere.

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