The Power of Mentors – Your Path To Success

Mentorship is simply learning from the mistakes and mastery of a successful person in his/her field. – Bernard Kelvin Clive

 

We all learn by modelling ourselves on others.  As babies we mimic our parents, copying everything they do until we learn to do those things for ourselves; facial expressions, gestures, words, movements…  The fastest way to have success in anything is always to find someone who is already doing that thing, and then copy what they do, or even better – engage with them and have them show you, or help you.

A mentor is someone who has walked the path before you, learned from their mistakes and become successful in their field. What makes them valuable to you is that THEY know how to do what you want to do because they’ve done it already. I have found business mentors, writing mentors (Hi, Doctor Kim!), money mentors and organic farming mentors to name a few. Sometimes my relationship with these people has been a tangible thing, and sometimes I’ve just watched what they’ve done or read their book – and copied what they did to become successful in their field.

I also work as a spiritual mentor with people who want to develop their metaphysical and psychic abilities. That’s a road I know very well.

It’s never too late to change or improve ourselves.  Today we’re going to use journalling to help us identify who we want to be, and who can help us achieve those dreams. Why not make yourself a nice cup of tea, or take yourself out to a coffee shop. With a beverage at your elbow, and a notebook and pen in hand, work through the following activity. You might surprise yourself at what you discover.

Journal Exercise:

Start by writing this passage at the top of your page.

Dear Universe, 

I trust that there is a Universal Wisdom which recognises my gifts and talents, that understands what outcomes and adventures are best for my Highest good, and that matches me to mentors best suited to helping me achieve my dreams.

I trust that there is someone out there who knows exactly what I need to do next. 

I am ready to embrace the possibility of a better life for myself. I am ready to move from struggle into flow.  I am ready to embrace abundance, in all its forms. I want you to know that I’m ready for whatever wonderful experiences and opportunities you send my way. I am ready to embrace change, and I am ready to embrace success. Thank you for the mentors I now attract into my life.

Now think of an area in your life where you would like to have success.  Don’t judge what comes next, and don’t over-think it.  Just trust that what you write will begin to create a greater sense of personal and spiritual awareness in your life.

Create a list of people who are leaders in this field, and that you can look up to. (if you don’t know who they are, then do a little research!)

Choose one of the people on your list and spend some time writing about WHY you admire this person, and what they do or have done that you would like to have more of in your own life.  Really allow yourself to explore this in detail, making the emotions you feel as you write this strong and real.

When you have finished, write about how you want YOUR life to look as you walk this same path.  Write down the outcomes you want for yourself, and how this will positively change your future, and the world around you.

Do this over a couple of days, using different mentors from your list each day. Trust that as you build this connection through writing, the perfect teachers, courses, resources, mentors and support will begin to show up in your life.

NB: If you feel that you are walking a path of spiritual awakening right now, and you’d like to explore that further, I suggest you do this exercise while holding one of the following crystals:

  • Clear Quartz – for connecting with Guides and Higher Wisdom
  • Fluorite – for understanding your creative path, and for clear guidance with writing
  • Sodalite – for answers about relationships and knowing your own truth
  • Amethyst – for connecting into your spiritual gifts
  • Rhyolite – for channelled wisdoms – showing you that inner truth you find difficult to access on your own

 

One more thing…

You know more than you think you do.  How can you mentor others? Where can you reach out to people to share what you know, so that others can learn from YOUR experiences and mistakes?

Learning is love – so let’s spread the love around.  Helping others achieve their dreams always moves us closer to our own. ♥

The Love In Every Detail

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“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, and from my students. Potential participants must submit an expression of interest, and then I hand choose each person for the course, based on their talents and skills, their aura, and their readiness for what will follow.

Participation really begins for each student from the moment they set the intention to come. And then a month before the course they all get homework – simple dietary and lifestyle changes, meditations and other activities that turn their focus inward.

For that last month, twice a day, I hold space for each participant in my meditation. I work on them energetically in each sixty to ninety minute session, and help them to become clearer and more open – more ready for this work we will do. I have a mala I made with a bead to represent each of them. I wear it daily and then keep it by my bed while I sleep. For the month before, the week of the course, and the week after, I hold this space for them – I am connected to them.

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It’s hard going at times for me, this big time commitment on top of everything else I do. But somehow, I don’t care. I immerse myself in the course in the same way that my students will. I love diving into that energetic space and exploring where they are at, and how I can support them. I thrill to see them grow and change.

In fact I’ve shed a few tears already this week, as I watch people I have waited on for years finally being brave enough to step into their intuitive and psychic abilities.

Meanwhile, the course prep goes on.

I’ve made customised essential oil blends just for this course. I do this for every retreat, and each blend will be different.

2015-06-22 11.38.31I’ve chosen and programmed channeling crystals for each participant, based on their energetic needs, and the future work they will do.

2015-06-14 18.04.39I’m preparing lots of extra crystals as working tools, channeling each stone’s specific purpose and attributes, and putting together crystal grids.

2015-06-22 16.07.53I’m packing bags for everyone, to hold the tools they’ll need. And of course, I’ll add a few extra surprises.

2015-06-22 16.06.09I’ve written twenty-five love letters, one for the front page of every participant’s journal, with a little extra information about their personal stones and crystals.

2015-06-22 16.05.43My house is filled with boxes of oils, oracle and tarot cards, singing bowls, working stones, and other delights, all waiting to be spirited away to our retreat venue.

The caterers have planned our beautiful organic menu from fresh seasonal ingredients.

My support crew of healers and helpers are all organised.

We have spreadsheets and checklists, and more lists.

And I’m working round the clock, and will keep working until a week after the workshop is done, so that I ease my students back into the world with full support and care.

It’s truly a labor of love. There is nothing more precious to me than this work. It helps me fulfill a promise I made to myself many years ago when I was going through my own psychic awakening, with no one to guide me.

For this group, I know that I have given 200% and then some.

Some people think I’m mad for doing things this way. It’s not a very practical way to run a business, they tell me. But they don’t understand. This isn’t a business. It’s a calling. It’s doing what I love. It’s waking up every day feeling honoured and humbled to be of service. It’s being front and centre to lift others up and to stand beside them until they feel into that energy of their own wings, and fly the nest to go work their own brand of magic in the world.

I’m so looking forward to Saturday,when our retreat begins in person!

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PS – I have two more retreats planned this year, both of which are filling very quickly.

There is the Working With Intuition Retreat in mid September and our women-only Soul Sanctuary Retreat in late November/early December.

The theme of this year’s Soul Sanctuary is the Self-Nurture Tool Box. It will be a full week devoted to self-care, fun, and learning about how to truly look after yourself and make space for your dreams, no matter where you are at in your life. You can go here to read about the 2014 Soul Sanctuary Retreat, or contact us to be placed on the mailing list for this year’s Soul Sanctuary.

My wonderful PA, Dana Hartnell, will be able to help you with more information about my retreats and courses. You can reach her at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com or drop by our facebook page and say hi.

If you can’t make it to one of my retreats, I will soon have some self-paced study programs and short workshops available. Stay tuned for more details!

The Power of Mentors

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“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”
 – Benjamin Disraeli

We all learn by modelling ourselves on others.  As babies we mimic our parents, copying everything they do until we learn to do those things for ourselves; facial expressions, gestures, words, movements…  The fastest way to have success in anything is always to find someone who is already doing that thing, and then copy what they do, or even better – engage with them and have them show you, or help you.

A mentor is someone who has walked the path before you, learned from their mistakes and become successful in their field. What makes them valuable to you is that THEY know how to do what you want to do because they’ve done it already. I have found business mentors, writing mentors (Hi, Doctor Kim!), money mentors and organic farming mentors to name a few. Sometimes my relationship with these people has been a tangible thing, and sometimes I’ve just watched what they’ve done or read their book – and copied what they did to become successful in their field.

I also work as a spiritual mentor with people who want to develop their metaphysical and psychic abilities. That’s a road I know very well.

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It’s never too late to change or improve ourselves.  Today we’re going to use journalling to help us identify who we want to be, and who can help us achieve those dreams. Why not make yourself a nice cup of tea, or take yourself out to a coffee shop. With a beverage at your elbow, and a notebook and pen in hand, work through the following activity. You might surprise yourself at what you discover.

Journal Exercise:

Start by writing this passage at the top of your page.

Dear Universe, 

I trust that there is a Universal Wisdom which recognises my gifts and talents, that understands what outcomes and adventures are best for my Highest good, and that matches me to mentors best suited to helping me achieve my dreams.

I trust that there is someone out there who knows exactly what I need to do next. 

I am ready to embrace the possibility of a better life for myself. I am ready to move from struggle into flow.  I am ready to embrace abundance, in all its forms. I want you to know that I’m ready for whatever wonderful experiences and opportunities you send my way. I am ready to embrace change, and I am ready to embrace success. Thank you for the mentors I now attract into my life.

Now think of an area in your life where you would like to have success.  Don’t judge what comes next, and don’t over-think it.  Just trust that what you write will begin to create a greater sense of personal and spiritual awareness in your life.

Create a list of people who are leaders in this field, and that you can look up to. (if you don’t know who they are, then do a little research!)

Choose one of the people on your list and spend some time writing about WHY you admire this person, and what they do or have done that you would like to have more of in your own life.  Really allow yourself to explore this in detail, making the emotions you feel as you write this strong and real.

When you have finished, write about how you want YOUR life to look as you walk this same path.  Write down the outcomes you want for yourself, and how this will positively change your future, and the world around you.

Do this over a couple of days, using different mentors from your list each day.  Trust that as you build this connection through writing, the perfect teachers, courses, resources, mentors and support will begin to show up in your life.

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NB: If you feel that you are walking a path of spiritual awakening right now, and you’d like to explore that further, I suggest you do this exercise while holding one of the following crystals:

  • Clear Quartz – for connecting with Guides and Higher Wisdom
  • Fluorite – for understanding your creative path, and for clear guidance with writing
  • Sodalite – for answers about relationships and knowing your own truth
  • Amethyst – for connecting into your spiritual gifts
  • Rhyolite – for channelled wisdoms – showing you that inner truth you find difficult to access on your own

 

One more thing…

You know more than you think you do.  How can you mentor others? Where can you reach out to people to share what you know, so that others can learn from YOUR experiences and mistakes?

Learning is love – so let’s spread the love around.  Helping others achieve their dreams always moves us closer to our own. ♥

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