AOL Bulletin – 7th May 2014 – May Mindfulness

The aim of this week’s newsletter is to remind you to meditate.

FYI – Proof Meditation Works

We believe that daily meditation is essential even if it only for 10 minutes.  Don’t take our word for it, watch this short scientific research report from BBC News Scans ‘show mindfulness meditation brain boost’ (click here) on Mindfulness and see for yourself.  Also, why not give yourself a gift by stopping work for a little less than 9 minutes and listen to the last item in FYI  – a Mindfulness meditation.

Because we believe so strongly that the meditation stills the mind and gives you rest, we have decided to set aside one night a month at Mosman for meditation only.  The first night is next Monday.  So please join us for a calming and yet energising night.  See details in Monday Nights segment below.

 TED Talk – Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

Andy PuddicombeThis TED talk was taped in 2012 and takes less than 10 minutes but is very relevant now!  Andy suggests taking 10 mintes out of your day to relax and notice.  We challenge you to do this for the next 7 days and see if and how it changes you life.  (It doesn’t matter if you haven’t on any given day.  Just notice what the thoughts/excuses were that stopped you.)  Click here to view the TED Talk.



Mindfulness Meditation

Sam Harris lead us in Mindfulness Meditation which will not only calm your mind but leave you refreshed, energised and better equipted to enjoy the day.    It will take you less than ten minutes to change the colour of your day.  Click here to relax.

Thought Of The Day

“If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in character,
When there is beauty in character, there will be harmony in the home,
When there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation.
When there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
……….Sri Sathya Sai Baba  Sai Baba


“I AM Gentle, Loving and Kind with myself.  Those around me reflect this tender loving care.”

…Louise l. Hay  Louise Hay

Academy of Light LogoIn and Around the Academy

With Rosemary Butterworth

It was very interesting to have an enlightened being speak with us on Monday Night. Sage talked about going beyond mind and “if one is to go beyond the mind, the self cannot exist”. He also asked us to ask ourselves ‘what is listening” are we listening with our conditioned mind? Are we trying to ‘fit it in with what we know’ or analyse what is being said to take in more information. He said that ‘you are already enlightened’, there is nowhere to go other than go beyond mind. The false self is attached to the mind and keeps us thinking we have to know. This is its way to keep us limited and small. This is the false self’s/ego way to survive.

Wisdom on the other hand is knowledge gained through experience not learning.

I’m so excited and I want to make you all aware that BRACO will be in SYDNEY for the first time in May!!!  Braco

May 23 – 25, 2014 at Conscious Living New Earth Festival to be held at Rosehill Gardens Event Centre, JR Fleming Stand Level 2, James Ruse Drive, Rosehill.  If you haven’t heard of him I do recommend you look at his website ( and also YouTube to find out more.

GAZING SESSION SCHEDULE  (6 sessions on the hour daily):
Friday, May 23: 10.00am to 3.00pm
Saturday, May 24: 10:00am to 3:00 pm
Sunday, May 25: 10:00am to 3:00 pm
Each session lasts 30-35 minutes.  $16 includes entry and a free gazing session!  What great value.


Health – I say Tomato

TomatoTomato is a superstar in the fruit and veggie pantheon. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful cancer fighter. They’re also rich in vitamin C. The good news is that cooked tomatoes are also nutritious, so use them in pasta, soups and casseroles, as well as in salads. The British Thoracic Society says that tomatoes and apples can reduce your risk of asthma and chronic lung diseases. Both contain the antioxidant quercetin. To enjoy the benefits, eat five apples a week or a tomato every other day.

From  to see the other 44 health tips in the 45 best health tips ever article click here.

Mosman Monday Nights


Monday nights are a wonderful, powerful opportunity for all of us to unite, send Light and Love to our family, those in need and especially ourselves. The evening always begins with a meditation followed by a guest speaker. By attending or linking up with our weekly Monday night gatherings you will not only meet likeminded people, be in group energy and rest your mind, you will also raise your vibration and consciousness setting yourself up for the week ahead. See below for the next two weeks topics. The Academy meets every Monday night (except public holidays) at Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre, Cnr of Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road, Mosman at 7.30pm Session starts: 7.30pm. Entry Fee: $15.00, Concession $10.00.

MONDAY, 12th MAY 2014 at 7.30pm


We have been guided to have a night each month of Meditation, to “take a leap of Faith into the higher vibration of LOVE” We will be meditating on LOVE…. Come along and relax into this space. Leave all your troubles, your stories behind for an hour or so; be part of our community of Love. On the night there will be people taking us into three different styles of meditation. Come along and get a taste.

Feel your vibration being lifted in this space and take this energy with you out into your world for the week. When you are feeling low through the week ahead take your mind back to this meditation space and feel your body respond to the higher vibration of the night. ‘Spread the LOVE’


To add to the Miracles that are happening all around us, the Academy has been gifted Mandala Manifestation Card Sets.  Each person on Monday night will receive FREE their own set of cards.  These Star Language Mandala Manifestation Sets are a beautiful collection of interdimentional symbols, connected to a number of different star systems.  The Star Language symbols are a living consciousness carrying pure God-Energy to accelerate change, manifestation and personal expansion. 

Red Rose

“Love is our deepest longing.
Just as the body needs food,
the Soul needs Love
– it is nourishment, spiritual nourishment.
Without the food, air and water,
the body will deteriorate;
without Love
The Soul starts shrinking.”

… Osho

MONDAY, 19th MAY 2014 at 7.30pm

Tricia DurrTRICIA DURR  

“THE SACRED MAYAN CALENDAR and Manifesting, Magic and Miracles”

A night of fun and play with Tricia who will take us on a journey with the Sacred Mayan Calendar.

The energy of 19th May is “Red Rhythmic Dragon – the energy of Oneness and tone of service.

• Tricia on the night will be giving mini Mayan Calendar readings
• Find out how this calendar effects you to manifest miracles
• Discover the magic of your life’s journey
• Have fun and connect to your rainbow light family
• Come along for the chance to win a free session with Tricia

The AOL theme for this year is MANIFESTATION , MAGIC & MIRACLE & these are the perfect words to describe the sacred Mayan Calendar. When I was asked to present on a Monday evening I quickly looked up the date and found the moon for May is known as the Spectral Moon and this is the 11th moon in the 13 Moon Mayan Calendar – It follows the Moon of MANIFESTATION.

This is exciting for us all, as this is a time marked for releasing & liberating our dreams of manifestation. As these energies grow and progress to the 13th Moon – the force is pure MAGIC.

Here we are transported to a period of new beginning where our intentions for the next cycle of 13 will be seeded. This it is where MIRACLES happen.

Since 1977 Tricia has worked as a massage therapist and has been fortunate to have met and trained in massage with Hawaiian Kapunas (Elders) and experience through them the Spirit of Aloha.  Tricia is also an Energetic Healer and Energy Chimes practitioner. These Chimes are German designed, hand crafted and are the 13 Tones of Creation originated from Mayan Astrology.

Her passion for the Mayan Calendar has led her to do readings and guidance for others.

Tricia’s journey with the Mayan Calendar started 5 years ago when she stumbled across a modern version of the Mayan Calendar developed by Jose Arguelles. Since then her life has taken on a whole new journey into self-remembering and self-love. Tricia works with the Mayan calendar every day and finds this allows her to understand that the balance and synchonisation with the Universe is no mere fantasy. Everything on this planet is related to us in a very personal way.

To have a session with Tricia on intuitive Mayan guidance and Soul reading or an Energy Healing or Energy Chimes session contact Tricia below. Tricia delights is sharing these gifts.

In Lak’ech” The Mayan greeting which means ‘I am another you‘ and expresses the Mayan principle of unity and love  Mayan Calender

Tricia’s contact: M 0412.442 806 or Tel: 9969.4888 at Mosman Massage Therapy


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Psychics Connected

Take a glance into your future and see what life has in store for you!
PSYCHIC SUNDAY FAIR on MAY 18TH at the Falls Resort, Oxford Falls.

There are Psychic Tarot Readers, Palm Readers, Clairvoyants, Psychic Pet Mediums, Psychic Spiritual Healers, Reflexologists and a host of Celebrity TV Psychics – so come along and have a BALL.

Maybe you can find the direction in life that you have been seeking – it maybe right there under your nose – just waiting for you to see.

For more details about the event CLICK HERE!!! And to find out who’s on and what they do CLICK HERE.  To connect with Psychics Connected on Facebook CLICK HERE.

DON’T MISS OUT – 1 Day Only – Free Admission!!!


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