AOL Bulletin – 18th May, 2016 – Have Gratitude, Show Kindness

The aim of this week’s newsletter is to remind us how to appreciate all that is.

FYI – It All Starts With Gratitude

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The PeaceMaker – the Art of Dignity

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.’ Mother Teresa

The Possibility Project is a Sydney based  enterprise founded by Kim Pearce and Kath Davis. They deliver social justice programs through the mindset of social entrepreneurship.

For Kath and I peace is an absolute experience, it naturally arises when you choose to create from non-judgement. We move ‘peacefully’ between many different communities, none more apparent than our own in Sydney and that of the streets of Jaipur, and the simplest journey towards peace always occurs when we move from our heads (which judges everything) to our hearts (which joins).

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.’ Dr M L King.

Our work to support India with the development of their vocational education and training programs has opened us to a way of peace. Our latest design is called The PeaceMaker and we are delighted with the way this beautiful jacket materialised the ‘peaceful means’ of our purpose. Read more about how this developedClick here.


gratitudeThis video brings to the mind such different things to be grateful for that it opens your mind and heart. Watch the film that helped shape Everyone Matters.
It’s 6 minutes of PROFOUND BLISS. Life-changing, in its eye-opening truth. Click here to view.
I would like to share a wonderful tip from Master Robyn that goes with this video.  When you wake up send the day your Greatest Love. ….Rosemary

The Third Eye Experience – Light and Sound

Third Eye ExperienceWhilst the sound could be a better quality, the graphics are fantastics and so is the knowledge.  Only 10 minutes, and well worth your time.  Click here.
It is so important to increase our meditation times right now.  The brain is plastic and you can form new neural pathways with changing your habits.  Make sure the new pathways are high energy!  …Terri

Invitation : If you have a YouTube clip, encouraging words or a suggested speaker you would like to share, please let us know. Email us with your suggestions on

Facebook AOL LogoWHAT’S ON At the Academy

Where : Mosman Arts & Community Centre, Cnr of Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road. When: Monday Nights 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Entry : $20.00 (You can still pay $15 plus fees on Eventbrite), Concession for Pensioners or Students: $10.00 Includes light refreshments. Finish time is 9.30pm


MONDAY, 23rd MAY 2016




and MARC COTTEE – didgeridoo, JOE VANDERMEER – voice and JOHN BUTTERWORTH – gongs.

Suntara’s Sound Healing journey is a unique experience of the power of sound vibration.

Suntara creates powerful soundscapes to unblock energy and vibrate your body into a state of well-being and harmony.

People report various effects from the session including, complete relaxation, feeling “Clear”, reduced pain & stress, restful sleep for the nights after the sound event, altered states of consciousness, balancing of Chakras/Energy, Clarity and Resolution of difficult situations.

Daniel Coates (Suntara) uses his powerful voice to deliver chants from a variety of ancient traditions such as Australian Aboriginal, American Indian, Celtic and various styles of harmonic singing.

By surrendering, with a quiet mind, to the sound of the giant gongs, didgeridoo and other musical instruments, the natural intelligence of our body can entrain back to a state of wellbeing. It is then up to you to maintain that state by modifying what you think and consume.
Everything in creation has its own natural rate of vibration which can be accelerated or decreased by other sources of vibration by the scientific law of sympathetic resonance or entrainment.

Bring a rug/blanket and pillow to lie down or sit as you allow your body to be immersed in these wonderful therapeutic and consciousness-expanding sound waves.

Suntara has performed and run workshops at Mind Body Spirit Festival, Peats Ridge Festival, Conscious Music Festival and Heartspace Festival.

This may be your last opportunity to hear Suntara as he is moving interstate.

Connect with Daniel Coates here:- E:
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Eventbrite - Sound Medicine - with SUNTARA & Friends
*Please note that in 2016 our door ticket prices for general admission have been increased to $20. All general bookings via Eventbrite remain at $15 plus booking fees. Concession prices will remain the same – $10. Ticket prices include refreshments.

MONDAY, 30th MAY 2016

Nancy Valentine Smith  Love , Abundance & Prosperity
The Nature of this Reality

with Nancy Valentine Smith

This will be a night of receiving Knowledge, codes and understanding of our realities.

Would you like to receive  the energy to change your poverty and lack consciousness into prosperity consciousness?  Once we recognise where and why we create it, it becomes very simple to change this. The Masters said this is what we need right now to let go our old patterns.

So why live in lack when we can have prosperity?

This is a night of healing AND Conversations with the Masters.

About Nancy Valentine Smith
Nancy is a facilitator who spent her childhood learning in the different Spiritual realms. She accesses the Spiritual World easily and was taught by many different beings such as Yeshua and Mary Magdalene, the Arcturians, the Sirian Council, the Council of Elders, the Elemental & Inner Earth Keepers, and many more. Nancy also has access the chambers and Halls of the Akashic Records, Nancy will retrieve books and manuscripts when appropriate, to assist many people on their Journey of Divine Self Realisation. Working with Quantum Healing and multi-dimensional realities, Nancy is an Oracle, using Shamanic and Alchemical techniques.

Over the years, Nancy has continuously received upgrades from the many levels of the Spiritual Realms, of what she received in her learnings as a child. Nancy currently facilitates © Awakening Through The Heart Workshops, Sacred Song Energetic Healings, readings by phone and Skype, and Meditation/Activation classes.
To receive Nancy’s monthly Energy Forecast and Activation go to her website below to subscribe or to book a session with Nancy.

Nancy’s contact:

Eventbrite - Love , Abundance & Prosperity with Nancy Valentine Smith

*Please note that in 2016 our door ticket prices for general admission have been increased to $20. All general bookings via Eventbrite remain at $15 plus booking fees. Concession prices will remain the same – $10. Ticket prices include refreshments.

In and Around the Academy

Academy of Light LogoWith John & Rosemary Butterworth

We received so many blessings from Master Robyn Rice on Monday night.  We came away feeling centred and blissful.

I (Rosemary) felt that we were given such valuable information – the secret of aging – separation from Source.  As we get older we have more thoughts and more thoughts mean a greater distance from Source.  It was such a relief to find that by connecting to our Ming Men Chakra we couldn’t think.  Wow!  Rejuvenation is at hand.

To connect with the Tao (pronounced ‘dow’ – our original soul), Master Robyn had all present place one hand over their navel area and the other behind their backs directly opposite the navel area which she explained was where the ming men acupuncture point is. By simply focusing on the breath in this position, thinking is virtually impossible and there is just a state of ‘beingness’ or ‘oneness’: connection with the Tao.  This is Dr & Master Sha’s teachings.

Master Robyn then allowed a message to come through from LaoTzu which concluded:
The Tao is not far from us, but we are far from the Tao”.

Thank you Master Robyn for all you shared!

From Sally Gibb-Cumming.  What an amazing Stepping Stone process. I am totally inspired by the revelations and insights received from the day.I surprised myself yesterday as the pattern of myself changed for the better. I am the Golden Nugget which you will discover when you enter the mystery of your Stepping Stones.
Yesterday, the day of the workshop unfolded so differently to what I had arranged. It is in learning about yourself that empowers the magic to guide you into a whole new realm of possibilities.
In teaching the Stepping Stones of which I participated, gave me the gems. I know I am on target to continue as long as I am focused on the results that I am aiming for. With clear intention the magic of life continues at a higher vibrational frequency. I am so excited about helping myself as well as others in evolving consciousness and entering the mystery.
With much love and gratitude I thank the universe for its support and to all those who have given me the loving thoughts and the energy to open the Aladdin’s cave with the Golden Keys to Self Mastery. 

Did you listen to AngelheartRadio today?  Annette McCoy interviewed Nancy Valentine Smith and it was wonderful!  There was an activation that Nancy brought through (that you can still receive by listening) and WOW!  Here’s the archive link to the show and don’t forget she’ll be with us on Monday 30th May in Mosman.  See announcement above for details.

Thought Of The Week

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao TzuLao-tzu

Affirmation – say daily, feel it, believe it…

“My day begins and ends with Gratitude and Joy.”

Louise HayLouise Hay

HEALTH TIP –  Coconut Water Kefir

Health Benefits of coconut water kefir

Cinnamon Coconut Water KefirKefir seems to be the ‘new’ buzz drink. People are making it at home and cafes are selling it.  There’s a great article on Complete Health & Happiness site to help you understand why – here’s an excerpt. 

Coconut Water Kefir can help heal the gut, improve immune function and prevent cancer. Here is how to make it!

  • Stops sugar cravings
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Aids in digestion
  • Enhances hydration
  • Increases energy
  • Clears the skin
  • More efficient metabolism
  • Destroys pathogenic yeasts in the body
  • Improves vision
  • Great source of dietary minerals such as natural sodium, chloride, and potassium
  • Has a cleansing effect on the endocrine system
  • Eases PMS

To read the full article and see how to make it Click Here


Open Your Spiritual Channels

Sha's Golden Healing BallMay 26 – 29 – Co Creation, 83-85 Chandos St. St. Leonards 2065
In Person or Live Webcast
Honour fee – $250
The Soul World is vast. To open your spiritual channels is to open your connection to the Soul World. When you open your spiritual channels, you access higher wisdom and guidance to become your best self.
Discover the power and significance of your 4 spiritual channels:Third Eye, Soul Language, Direct Soul Communication and Direct Knowing Channels.
Or phone 1300 3396815  and email


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Pendant:   $195 each
Post + Handling:  $14 within Aust; $20 international (incl insurance)
Order with:  Julia Smith – phone or website shop
When you are wearing sacred geometry you are working with in your energy field. These pieces are gorgeous on, radiating light as the sun catches it!!
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Any questions, please call or email!  

Labyrinth Summer School in Sydney

Centennial Park LabyrinthDo you dream of building a labyrinth for yourself or your community? 

Veriditas is coming to Sydney for a Labyrinth Summer School from Mon 16th – Sat 21st Jan 2017.

Submerge yourself in the world of labyrinths with Lauren Artress and Lars Howlett, offering a potpourri of experiences designed to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about walking and building labyrinths – all in one inspiring week!  

To register for the whole-week discount go to:   

For more information about the various workshops, go to 

Sydney Labyrinth hold introductory group walks at the Centennial Park Labyrinth at 9.30am on the first Sunday of every month. Come walk the mystery…

Connect with Emily Simpson and the Labyrinth Community on Facebook – Walking the Labyrinth – A Sacred Path

Toning & Sound Healing

Jo Vandermeer and Ellie

date: Thursday, 26th May, 2016
time: 7:30pm-9pm. inc. light refreshments.
place: The New Church, 4 Shirley Rd, Roseville
contact: Joe – 0402 202 456 or Ellie – 02 9456 7576

$10 suggested donation. No need to book, simply turn up.

Join us for this relaxing toning session to experience the healing, calming sounds of our Tibetan bowls and to explore the remarkable overtones of the natural human voice. Part of the session will be spent showing techniques of the practices (no musical experience is required for this).
Past participants have reported that these toning sessions have soothed their mind and touched the soul. Feel free to invite a friend.
Bring a cushion or yoga mat if you wish to sit or lie on the floor.
We suggest contributing $10 as a donation towards costs (more if you wish).
The presenters are Joe Vandermeer and Ellie Frances who have conducted sound healing sessions for over two decades and have much experience in related music and therapy activities.


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