One last cup of tea before Retreat!

“There are two things we should always be 1. raw and 2. ready. When you are raw, you are always ready and when you are ready you usually realize that you are raw. Waiting for perfection is not an answer, one cannot say “I will be ready when I am perfect” because then you will never be ready, rather one must say “I am raw and I am ready just like this right now, how and who I am.” 
C. JoyBell C.

Today marks the start of our Advanced Channelling and Sacred Geometry Residential Retreat.

The ute is packed with box upon box of crystals, oracle cards, student bags, essential oils, art materials, journals, singing bowls and other goodies.

Two more loads of boxes stand ready to be ferried to our venue too.

The fire is blazing, it’s a frosty morning, my meditation is finished and I’m sitting here in the quiet, two sleepy dogs at my feet, drinking tea and savouring a last few moments of slow before 6 intense days of work.

I’m excited. I’m a little bit nervous, like I always am before a big event. My head is still full of all the other bits of life outside the retreat too. There is plenty going on for our family right now. Plenty going on with work. With the farm. With some of my students and clients. And that won’t stop just because we are going into lock-down at Retreat.

But as I sip my tea I also know that it will all be fine. That this will be a week of breakthroughs. That magic will happen.

We have a new moon and a partial solar eclipse to work with. We’re supported right now to make deep connection, to let go of the old, to get clarity about new directions and who we are growing to become.

Over the next few days I’ll share some simple exercises here so you can take advantage of these energies too, even though you can’t be with us this time.

Okay, time to stoke the fire, make a little breakfast and then pack my own bags. (I’m notorious for turning up at retreat without undies or pyjamas or any of the other things you need outside working hours because I’ve been so focused on everyone else!)

Meanwhile the black cockatoos are circling overhead, calling to me. I KNOW this Retreat is going to be huge!

Hugs and love, Nicole ❤ xx

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