Why You Need To Stop Fighting How You Feel Right Now!

“Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.”  ~ Charlotte Eriksson Hi, Lovelies! The energies of these past few days and the ones that follow – through until late this week – are turbulent, […]

How to nurture your Spiritual Connection

“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”  ~ Joseph Cambell   Have you seen the bumper sticker that says ‘We are all Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience’? If you’re reading this, chances are that you are awakening to your own Spiritual Self. […]

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 […]

Going Through Some Shi*t Right Now? (Shift, of course!)

“You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. […]

Feeling Fragile Or A Little Low Just Now?

“Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.” ~ Mark Haddon, The Curious […]

The Quiet Calm of Morning Meditation

“Silence is the great teacher and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.” ~  Deepak Chopra   I have a regular meditation practice that has stretched now for over thirty […]

Feeling Extra Tired Right Now?

“Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.” ~ Mark Buchanan   Hello, Lovely Lightworkers! Feeling extra tired right now? I’m not surprised. No, there is nothing seriously wrong with you, but I am prescribing a lot of extra rest this weekend. I always […]

For Success – Just Be Who You Are

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ C.G. Jung “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” ~ Brené Brown […]

10 Simple Ways To Honour Your Spirit

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” ~ William James   Here are my favourite ways to honour your soul and to acknowledge and deepen spiritual connection and intuitive wisdom: Talk to the Divine/God/Your Guides/Ancestors/Angels/Fairies/Mother Earth – know that you are heard Spend time in nature […]

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 […]

10 Easy Steps For Self Care During Troubled Times

“They called her witch because she knew how to heal herself.” ~ Te’ V. Smith   It’s simple enough to be well-intentioned and kind to yourself when life is going smoothly. Or if you are on holidays. Or in a really good head space. But when we are hard up against it – when we have crushing […]

Journal Challenge Week 2 – August 9, 2015

“Don’t you find it odd,” she continued, “that when you’re a kid, everyone, all the world, encourages you to follow your dreams. But when you’re older, somehow they act offended if you even try.” ~ Ethan Hawke, The Hottest State   Welcome to Week Two of our journal challenge. If you missed the start you can […]

You’re Stronger Than You Think

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu I remember once, ten or so years ago, sitting in the carpark of a hospital. At the time my husband was working overseas, run ragged by the […]

Guided Meditation for Orienting Heart Awareness

“Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.”  ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride   Here is the third in a series of seven weekly guided meditations I am recording for you. We are spiritual beings in physical bodies. This guided meditation will help you to be aware of both your physical heart and your energetic […]

View From My Windows

“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”  ~ Edith Wharton, Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verses   My windows are both real and figurative. The picture above is the view from my bedroom window. This view changes hour by hour, and affords me much pleasure. In the early mornings the sky is grey, before becoming […]

Things that make my heart glad!

“Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.”  ~ Samuel Johnson, The Idler; Poems   The New Year is almost here! As part of my sacred promise to live a heart-centred year in 2014, I am aiming to make sure I fill my days with more of the simple things that make my heart […]

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 […]

Magical Leaf Oracle – A Reading for Nurture and Guidance

“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 […]

Unblocking and Grounding your Foot Chakras

“In a flash of wonderment she saw firm, continuous ground under her feet, stretching from back then to right now and on and on as far as her eyes could take her.”  ~ Ann Brashares, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood Ever felt any of the following? Vague, disconnected and disoriented. Spaced out, especially when doing meditation […]

Why do you keep running from the thing you want?

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”   ~ Henry David Thoreau     It’s a simple enough question. And today I’m asking you. Why? Why do you keep running in the […]

Crying in car parks

“Let your tears come.  Let them water your soul.”  ~ Eileen Mayhew Over the last twenty-five years I’ve done my share of crying in car parks.  Not just any car parks.  I do have my standards. The car parks I shed tears in have always had a theme.  I’ve cried in hospital car parks, pathology […]

Crystals for Highly Sensitive People

“Treating myself like a precious object makes me strong.” ~ Julia Cameron I love working with crystals, and my gorgeous fairy companion Sokli is completely nuts for them. Because we’ve had such positive and strong reactions whenever we have blogged about being sensitive, we thought we might give you some suggestions for crystals to help […]

Inviting Stillness…

“When I dance, I dance, when I sleep, I sleep; yes, and when I walk in a beautiful orchard , if my thoughts drift too far off matters for some part of the time, for some other part I led them back again to the walk, the orchard, the sweetness of this solitude, to myself.” […]

Everyone has their problems

“If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change.  If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change.”  ~ John A. Simone, Sr. My little farmhouse is also a guesthouse for snakes. We have an enormous carpet python named Cedric who lives in the roof, right above my writing desk. I often hear […]

Dragging your tail into 2013? Maybe its not you…

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”  ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe   So here we are in 2013. It’s shaping […]

Loving my dinged up life-battered Self – Part 2

“Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’ ‘Does it hurt?’ asked the Rabbit.  ‘Sometimes,’ said the Skin Horse, for he was always […]

How to deal with Toxic People

“Toxic relationships not only make us unhappy; they corrupt our attitudes and dispositions in ways that undermine healthier relationships and prevent us from realizing how much better things can be.” — Michael Josephson What is a toxic relationship? It’s one that diminishes you, that erodes you, that defeats you. We all experience conflicts, disagreements and […]

Patience and Right Timing

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. ~ Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that I am a big fan of trusting in two things: Universal Wisdom and Right Timing. You might wonder what that has to do with patience? Everything, my friends, everything! Why? Well, when we are […]

What makes you come alive?

Don’t ask yourself what the World needs Ask yourself what makes you come alive And then go and do that Because what the World needs Is people who have come alive. ~ Howard Thurman Last night I was talking to a friend about art.  It comes easily to her, and she’s so good at it […]

Are you brave enough to follow The Call?

Have you ever had a crazy, crazy hunch, or an idea you just can’t get out of your head? Maybe in the middle of being a Dentist you start thinking of Art School. I mean REALLY thinking about Art School. You become a closet hoarder of Art School brochures, you haunt their on-line curriculum, and […]

When is it okay to break a promise?

I take giving my word very seriously. Promises made are never made lightly, and since childhood I have rarely needed to break one. But I’m going to break one now. This isn’t information I’d normally share, but I have given so much thought to this that I felt my musings might be helpful to someone […]

Let the Teacher appear…

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau If you have a dream, chances are you’ll need help to get there. Whether you want to write a book, climb a mountain, win Olympic Gold, speak a new language or improve your health, your best bet […]

The Healing Power of Flowers and Fairy Blessings

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.  ~ Emma Goldman Flowers are a precious gift from nature.  Their colour, fragrance, shape and texture have a marvellous ability to impart energetic and healing qualities to us. My beautiful fairy friend Sokli (you can read about her here) and I chose these […]

When the Muse Whispers in Your Ear…

O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention. ~ William Shakespeare Inspiration comes to us in many ways, but there is one way almost all creative people have in common – the Muse comes and whispers in your ear. The Muse knows you – she knows your talents and […]

Advice for strong people who aren’t coping…

Strong people are used to coping. They are used to leading.  They are used to taking charge.  Strong people are able to put their own hurt and exhaustion aside when others rely them, or the job needs to get done. They are not good at sharing their pain or asking for help. You know who […]

Working with Crystal Grids – Day Four

Crystals have their own energetic field, just as humans do, and one of the great things about crystals is that you can also use them to create geometric shapes within which you can create an energetic room or field big enough to exert energy and influence over a wider space.  This technique is known as […]

Journal for Spiritual Clarity and Connection 4 – All about my Soul

You don’t have a soul.  You are a Soul.  You have a body.  ~C.S. Lewis Week 4:  All About My Soul We are all Spiritual Beings.  We cannot separate ourselves from our Spirituality, just as we cannot separate ourselves from our Physicality.  However, just as we can become physically unfit and unhealthy, we can also […]

The Broken Robot Repair Shop

There is an alarming trend I’m seeing, of broken people wanting to be fixed so that they can keep doing the things that broke them. I call it Broken Robot Syndrome – people so busy, so stretched, so weighed down by debt and responsibility and complexity that they are deep in fatigue, immersed in exhaustion, […]

Opening your Heart to Give and Receive

The Heart Chakra is both a receiver and a transmitter for love and wisdom. The more we open our heart by giving, the more we can connect into receiving.  This positive vibration of flow allows us to live from our hearts as intuitive, clear and compassionate beings. Activity:  Our hearts love to love. Here are […]

Working with the energy of forgiveness

“Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.” Suzanne Somers Negative emotions can disrupt the flow of your heart chakra just as easily as boulders in a stream. How many boulders have piled up in your heart over time? Each boulder represents a major hurt, a major resentment, a major betrayal or disappointment, a deep wounding, […]

How to nurture Inner Peace

“Peace of mind is not a goal I need achieve.  It’s a place inside I never want to leave.  Close my eyes, I still my thoughts and then I say I will choose to live in peace today.” – Robert Alan           (Beautiful image by anankkml) Most of us live bombarded by […]

A week-long course in journalling – Day 6

How do you know what your deepest truth is, especially when you spend too much time in your head? There are the things we tell ourselves to be true, and things we know and believe, and this information is readily accessible to us.  In fact we’ve already tapped into it in Day 4‘s journalling work. It […]

A week-long course in journalling – Day 3

Australia is the land of ‘droughts and flooding rains’.  Trust me, when I say that this plays havoc with our storm-water drains! (Image by prozac1) “Ah, yes, Nicole,” I can hear you thinking, “but what has that got to do with journalling?”  Everything, my dear. Day 3 – Clearing the pipes Think of the pathway […]

January 1, 2012 – Contemplation, dreaming and divination

Happy New Year, and welcome to the energies of 2012!  New Year’s Day is always a special time for me. I like to welcome the day with meditation, and then spend some time over the course of the day contemplating my year ahead, asking for spiritual guidance, and writing in my journal.  For me it […]

Living authentically in 2012

Most people I know who are ruled by ‘time’ (days governed by clocks, diaries, and heavy scheduling) are disconnected from themselves, each other, and the natural world.  Work, rush and worry occupy every space in their lives.  There is never enough time!  And that feeling of ‘running out of time’ always leads to pressure, stress, […]

Simple 2012 Guided Meditation for you

I’ve recorded a very homespun meditation for you, to help you connect with the energies of this new year.  All you need to do is sit comfortably, close your eyes, and listen to my voice guiding you through the process.  You’ll find it easy, even if you’ve never really meditated before. It also uses the […]

Advice for struggling lovers and parents at Christmas…

Thinking of ending a relationship or giving someone a long-overdue piece of your mind?  Want to throttle someone? Do you feel like a failure as a parent, or a partner? Thinking negative things about people you’re supposed to love? Breathe in.  Count to ten.  Exhale.  Repeat until calm.  Bad thoughts don’t make you a bad […]

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