Illness vs Wellness

When Swami Satchidananda was asked the difference between illness and wellness this is the profoundly simple message he shared: Researchers have now proven that what we may refer to as “we-ness” is absolutely instrumental to our health and wellness. From surviving killer diseases to shifting excess weight and kicking depression into touch, ‘we-ness’ fosters a sense of harmony, bliss and connection to something bigger than ourselves. This simple message has inspired me afresh to seek ways in which to […]


How Great is Your Love Life?

Dale Carnegie’s comment in his book ‘How to win Friends and Influence People’, that nine out of ten marriages fail because of lack of sexual fulfillment, shocked me. I am intrigued to know whether this statistic still holds, given the amount of exposure sex has gained throughout the media in the last 50 years. An article I read on the internet claims that a staggering 75% of women can’t orgasm through penetrative sex, and 10 to 15 percent never achieve […]



Here’s a story of courage I am compelled to share from Dan Millman’s ‘Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior’. A little girl named Liza had a rare and life threatening disease. Her hope of survival was pinned on a blood transfusion from her five-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had subsequently built antibodies towards it. The doctor explained to the little boy that his older sister needed his help and that a blood transfusion from […]


War and Peace

I AM SO FRUSTRATED. The more determined I am to not see difference and otherness, the more sensitized I am to noticing the prevalence of separatist thinking and being angered by it. The more determined I am to eradicate judgement of others in every way, and live a peaceful life, free of conflict, the more intensely life tests me. It’s not like I’m looking for a fight. And yet, the harder I strive for peace, the more I enter the […]


It’s For Free

“When you meet anyone, remember it is a Holy encounter As you see him, you will see yourself As you treat him, you will treat yourself As you think of him, you will think of yourself Whenever two sons of God meet, they are given another chance at salvation. Do not leave anyone without giving salvation to him and receiving it yourself.” –  A Course in Miracles Today I encourage you to use every human encounter as an opportunity to […]


Toad in a Hole

Today during my pondering it came to me that I’ve been focusing on the wrong things. I am seeing the negative of the photographic image rather than the positive. I seem to have gotten lost trying to make a reality out of the theories of quantum physics. I found myself trying to imagine the wholeness and oneness of everything in the spaces between, whilst fixating on the individual atoms. I’ve been trying to measure everything by the singular oneness instead […]


A Lesson from our Furry Friends

I’m devouring an age-old and timeless classic tome of wisdom at the moment. You might have guessed. It’s Dale Carnegie’s ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’. The teaching which inspired me for this week is the observation to which Carnegie drew my attention. He mentioned that where hens earn their living from laying eggs, cows by giving milk and canaries by their singing; dogs make their living solely by giving you love. What a simple and powerful teaching if […]


About Nicolette

Nicolette Lodge, author of ‘FORGIVENESS – your gift of love to yourself’, is a spiritual inspirational writer and speaker. She draws on life experience, intuition and Spirit for guidance. Her passion is to help others transcend their pasts, to heal their hurts and to reconnect with their source which is LOVE. She believes that to help others achieve real forgiveness, is to heal our world… Read more

Forgiveness Book

Whether you're a man or a woman, homosexual or heterosexual, young or old, this book will change your life. It will teach you how to forgive and awaken to your greatest power, which is the gift of love you give yourself. This book is a journey to your soul. You will be taken by the hand and led through the layers of misperception, lies and half-truths that are the barriers preventing you from letting go. Power and passion will return as you cut ties with the past, heal your hurts, and finally forgive and walk free.... Read more

What the readers of FORGIVENESS say:


Makhosi Lorna Cluttey – California, USA

You once said you did not believe in magic and that fairy tales were silly. Well, my friend you are the magic and you are living in the fairy tale, for fairy tales are stories of hope and offer us moments of reflection contemplation and dare I say inspiration.


Gavin Ralphs – Johannesburg SA

I was reading your book at 3h00 this morning and realised I need to work on my ego and self- image. Forgiveness struck a chord with me. It provides practical examples of how we only harm ourselves when we hang onto old repetitive habits and grudges. I realise now how I was giving my power away by being a victim. It is a great feeling to forgive others and myself.


Mandy Rashelone – Mooketsi, Polokwane

Thank you for donating those books. I am loving reading it and am now on chapter 15. I’m learning something about life, something that will help me grow stronger. I have learnt that the colour of my skin and my name are not who I really am. You are a good teacher. I am going to keep on doing the good work and teach others about self-love and forgiveness. Maybe someday my good work will take me far and help others.


Samantha Robinson – the Netherlands

I received your wonderful book, safe and sound, and have already finished reading the first couple of chapters and to say that I am loving it would be an understatement! Thank you for your incredible wisdom.


Lee Swan – Johannesburg SA

I’m spending the morning with Nicolette Lodge‘s book Forgiveness. I’ve cried so many times as I turn the pages, as I get to know Nicolette better through her words, and myself better as I reflect on her words in my own life.


Tilly Pillay – Newcastle SA

Just wanted to let you know your book is so inspiring and I am loving every line that I have read thus far. Yes, I am still reading it as I savour, enjoy and digest each chapter that I read each day. Each chapter is my own special message for the day. Nicolette Lodge has become a household name in my life. Thank you.


Julie Groenewald – Johannesburg SA

Just want to thank you for your book FORGIVENESS. It has helped me in so many ways already and I have only read 4 chapters. By far the most value adding book in my life, just what I needed to fight the demons within. Hope your book will help many others, no matter which religion they are. Thank you also for writing in such a manner no one can be offended. It has strengthened me inside to make better choices, in relationships, in my marriage and life in general. I feel empowered.


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