Listening To My Body

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“The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not.–Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.”
~ William Wordsworth

 

Yesterday I stopped.

Although I am on holiday and had a million exciting events planned I decided to cancel all of them.

Instead I put myself to bed and slept. Rising in the late afternoon I took a short walk, ate a simple meal overlooking the world from the top floor open-air cafe of our hotel. I watched the river flowing. I watched the sun set. I watched the play of lights in the night sky, and then put myself back to bed again.

So much sleep, and I feel as if I could still sleep some more. So it’s likely I will.

 

Once I would have pushed through this exhaustion. I would have allowed stubbornness to keep me upright and engaged, no matter how fatigued I might be.

No more.

Part of my holiday plan is to listen to my body and give it what it needs. It needs sleep. So I will happily comply.

How about you? If you take a moment, close your eyes and tune in, how do you feel? How much charge is in your physical battery? Your emotional battery?

What do you most need right now?

Try to give yourself some of that today.

Thinking of you, and sending so much love,

Nicole ❤ xoxo

The Week Ahead – Monday Oracle for Monday 26 December

 

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“God speaks to us every day only we don’t know how to listen.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Open your mind and let the universe speak to you.”
~ Bangambiki Habyarimana

 

Hello, Lovelies!

Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, the last one for 2016, and my take on the energetic outlook for the week ahead.

‘Inner Voice’ is from the Osho Zen Tarot deck. It’s a reassuring and very supportive card for the days ahead.

This week we still require lots of quiet time. December is a time for reflection, and for sitting in the Supermind. This month we’ve been encouraged to truly give thought to who we are, where we’ve been, and where we want to go next. As 2016 draws to a close we’re reminded of the value of reflecting on the year that has been, and what that has meant for us.

What will we do differently in 2017?

What will we do more of?

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Image from www.699pic.com

We don’t need to have all the answers. In fact, it’s best if we don’t overthink it. Instead, rest will help us to get clear. Naps will work magic. Walks in the park, dips in the ocean, communing with old trees, cups of tea in the bright fresh air – all of that will help.

This week, stay open.

Be open to the messages that find their way to us in dreams and via journalling. Be open to the wisdom and certainty that visits us in meditation.

Be open to the messages that call to us from books and song lyrics, from signs and sudden thought-bombs and the wisdoms that tumble out of the mouths of friends or strangers.

Stay open.

Let yourself dwell in the possibility of new hope, new directions, answers, breakthroughs and dawning clarity.

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Image from www.encircled.ca

This week is also a beautiful week for planning the year ahead as we reflect on what has been, and where we want to go next.

Need help with that?

Go grab one of my Year of ME Planners over at my SHOP. (ME stands for Manifesting Energies, and the energies of 2017 are fabulous!) This digital full-year planner can be in your inbox in minutes, ready for you to review 2016 and begin mapping out what matters for you as we enter 2017.

Need bigger support? Join my Year of ME 12 month course and community for a whole year of deliciousness – with webinars, meditations and loads of activities and helpful tools and the most fantastic online facebook group. You’ll feel right at home with us!

If you are looking to start or grow a business I’ve got planning tools for that too, as well as a course and community, and a few limited spots left for personal mentoring and coaching with me/

All the information you need is over at my SHOP.

Here's my own 2017 Planner, and my 2017 gratitude stone, my 2017 crystal pack, and the oracle cards I'm going to use for the year ahead. Pretty delicious, huh?

Here’s my own 2017 Planner, and my 2017 gratitude stone, my 2017 crystal pack, and the oracle cards I’m going to use for the year ahead. Pretty delicious, huh?

 

Supportive crystals this week? Labradorite, Clear Quartz, Fluorite and Selenite. Helpful essential oils? Young Living’s Clarity essential oil blend, or  a combination (or singly!) of any of rosemary, orange, lavender and cedarwood.

 

Want to be included in my crystal grid and my new moon meditation to help you reach your highest potential? Find out more and add your name here. (If you’ve already asked to be added, I have you in there already – no need to ask again, although you are welcome to add other names still.) There is also an instruction sheet in the Free Stuff area in my shop that will help you to create your own crystal grid. I’d love to have you join me in creating and anchoring this energy for 2017!

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Be kind to yourself this week, and give yourself the rest and space you need.

Holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations.  All my love,

Nicole ❤ xx

 

Today, I’m Off The Grid…

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Image from www.wallup.net

“While you’ll feel compelled to charge forward it’s often a gentle step back that will reveal to you where you are and what you truly seek.”
~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

 

I’m bone tired.

Lots going on and an action-packed weekend so soon after my surgery meant that this was bound to happen – that I’d wake up this morning and be aware that every cell in my body was asking me to Stop. Rest. Reconnect.

So, that’s what I’m going to do.

Even though my head is full of ideas. Even though I’m itching to sit at my keyboard half the day or more. Even though….

 

All that stuff can wait.

Phone off. Computer off. Distractions off.

I’m dedicating today to rest and spending time with loved ones. Some time in nature. Good coffee somewhere. Maybe a movie. Definitely a nap.

I hope you do that for yourself too sometimes; just pull back and remember to live a little slower after crazy-time.

See you tomorrow, lots of love, Nicole ❤ xoxo

Quiet, Tea and Dogs

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“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbour — such is my idea of happiness.”
~ Leo Tolstoy

 

I’m finally home at our little farm house after a very successful retreat.

But it was full on! I worked around the clock to support my students and to hold space for their journey and transformation.

I’m beyond tired, but in the way of happy exhaustion rather than broken by overwhelm and illness.

Today I’m gifting myself quiet time, garden walks, acupuncture, a good coffee and lots of cuddles with Ben and the dogs. No work for me. No screen time. I need a few days to come back into flow with the outside world after being so deeply immersed in the spiritual.

Here’s my best medicine for a weary soul…

And I hope you find some time for yourself today too. Lots of love, Nicole xx

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The Kinds Of Questions I Get Asked…

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Image by Charles Schulz

“There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice.”Bo Bennett

 

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I live and work as a psychic. In my spare time I write, cook, garden, and live on a farm. I thought I’d give you a snapshot of the kind of questions I field every day. From people I’ve never met, friends, clients and students.

This is a pretty typical assortment taken from facebook messages and text messages last Friday while I’ve been on Retreat. I have answered them all personally, but some of the answers may also apply to you…

 

“I have this lump. Do you think it’s cancer?” Followed by many, many, many photos of a wart. Nicole says: If you have a lump, or anything else strange or worrying, please see a doctor or trained medical/health professional!

“My child is talking to someone who isn’t there. Should I put them in therapy or is this normal? They are three.” Followed by cute pics of adorable normal child with magnificent capacity for play and imagination. Nicole says: Small children have wonderful imaginations, and are often much more spiritually and psychically perceptive than we are. Ask them about the people they are talking to. Please be supportive and speak kindly to your child. Don’t make them feel ashamed or embarrassed. You might like to read about one such little girl here.

“Hey lovely – how many head of cattle could three blokes drive? Maximum XO” Nicole says: Carls, if you are reading this, do they have dogs, and how good a rider are they? Do they have a support vehicle? Are they on a stock route?

“Sorry to bother you. How can I attract fairies to my yard and would they stop the neighbour’s cat from pooping in my kids’ sandbox?” Nicole says: Yay that you love fairies too! I’ll have an online course out soon to help you communicate better with fairies, but I’m not sure about the pooping problem!

“I made your ginger cake recipe but I didn’t have some of the ingredients so I substituted. It sank in the middle. What did I do wrong?” Followed by many, many photos of cake disaster. Nicole says: Following a recipe always leads to a better chance of success. Cooking is based on science, and a few things need to happen for things to go right. Thanks for following my blog, and I hope your cake still tasted okay. Too much bicarbonate of soda will make any cake taste awful. Cake fails often can be made good in a bowl with icecream on the top, turned into a hot pudding with some kind of sauce, made into cake pops or rum balls, or placed at the bottom of a trifle. There are some good baking tips here.

“Nicol I have writ a book about my life and the dreams I have about the future and my husband says it’s pretty good and I have about one hunderd pages maybe even more. Some pages are larger than others as I have writ in a few difrent notebooks. Can I send it to you and can you give me a good review so I can send it to Hay House? I think the world needs this book. It could save many lives. What is your postal address? They have a competion I want to win, so a fast turnaround is appreseeated. Also, can you see success in my aura? I know you do that sort of thing and I would drive to see you but our pickup is out of action. You’re in the midwest too I think. That is how urgent this is.”  Followed by contact details and then many photos of lady I do not know, starting from her as a teenager up until the present as a woman in late middle age holding a very fat cat. This lady lives in America. I live in Australia. Nicole says: Congratulations on writing a book. That’s no mean feat! But writing a book is only the first step on your path to publication. You’ll need to format and edit your manuscript, and then submit to meet the guidelines of a publishing house, or find a good agent. Many places have Writing Centres or Associations that run online or face-to-face courses in how to do this. I see you’re in America so you could try this website for starters: Writer’s Digest. You can also find submission guidelines on the websites of publishers. I’m sorry. I just don’t have time to read your manuscript just now. Please don’t send it to me, and don’t ever send someone your only copy in case it gets misplaced or lost. Good luck with it all.

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Image from google images

“My dog is dying. I have spent all day crying. Nicole, I am heartbroken and there is no-one else to ask. Can you please send us some healing energy, and ask the fairies and angels to help my dog pass over easily? Also, do you think I will meet my life partner soon? Thank you.” Nicole says: I’m so sorry about your dog. To lose a beloved animal is always a difficult thing. Of course I will add you and your pet to my healing meditations and prayers. You can also help your dog by giving him some energy. It’s easy to do. I wrote a blog post here about how to do it. Just concentrate on helping your dog and looking after yourself right now.  I understand that you are lonely. You might find this post on attracting soul mates helpful too, or you can always book in for a session with me down the track.

“Hey Nic, do you know what this owl is?” Followed by very grainy pics of bird shape in tree at night. ” Do you think this has spiritual significance or something? I know you know a lot about owls.” Nicole says: Hmmm. Not sure about the owl variety, but how cool to have such a beautiful visitor. Owls have been very significant for me. Let’s hope this one is for you too!

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Image by ForestWander

 

Lovelies, I am still on Retreat. We finish up today, after which I shall pack up, head home to my little farm, and collapse in a heap for a few days of rest, family time and sunshine.

If there are any urgent calamities please call the relevant emergency responder or seek medical attention. From this afternoon my wonderful PA Dana and I are having a few days off. You’ll all still be in my prayers and meditations but my team and I need a big rest so my inbox, phones and office will be unattended. We promise to get back to you just as soon as we have caught our breath.

Much love, Nicole ❤ xx

A Not-Unexpected Delay in Plans

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“Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.” ~  Mark Buchanan

 

There has been a lot of resting going on in our house just now.

Harry, home from the vet and minus his big broken molar, needs plenty of rest. He’s content to lie on the couch or the bed or the floor, or wherever else I am. He’s sore, and tired and not quite right.

I’ve been resting too.

I’m on new treatment for lyme, and it has knocked me for a six. I can feel it working, but it’s left me unable to get my head off the pillow for more than an hour at a time.

So Harry and I are resting together.

There is no mad running through the paddocks saying hello to the cows, there are no chasing games or chewing on bones for young Harry.

There is no work or being upright much for me.

Everything will wait. The work, the games, the life, the fun – it will all be there when we are ready and feeling better. Healing is big enough work for us, and it’s taking all our time.

For now we will nap, sleep and rest, keeping each other company. It’s not so bad. Cuddles and friendship and love always make us heal faster. And this bed is very soft, and the pillows smell of sunshine and lavender…

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Image from pinterest

The Frog Choir

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“Then the singing enveloped me. It was furry and resonant, coming from everyone’s very heart. There was no sense of performance or judgment, only that the music was breath and food.”
~ Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

 

It’s been a magical few days here at our little farm.

We had a relaxing and love-filled Christmas; a sunny day with ocean swims, followed by swims in the pool and lots of delicious food.

The good weather lasted another day and then rain came. Rather a lot of rain. In fact, it flooded us in, and we lost power for an afternoon and evening.

No matter, we read books, lit candles and went to sleep really early. After which we slept in really late! Oh, it was heavenly.

It’s still overcast this morning, with little scudding showers, although the creek over the causeway is back down again. All of the frogs have gone totally crazy with this constant rain, and the sudden drop in temperature. We have more green tree frogs than I’ve ever seen. They sing constantly, and the air is alive with their croaking. What’s more, they’ve spawned in every bucket, water trough, flooded pot-plant and even the swimming pool.

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It’s been a wonderful break – I disconnected from the internet, my phone, blog and emails for four glorious days. All I’ve done is rest, nap and sleep. (Yes – they are different activities!)  Just what the doctor ordered!

Stay tuned – over the next few days I’ll have some planning exercises and meditations to get your ready for an awesome 2015.

Are you ready for your best year yet? I know I surely am!

Lots of love, Nicole xx

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