AOL Bulletin – 24th May 2017 – Presence

The aim of this week’s newsletter is to remind you that you greatest gift is your Presence.

Oprah Winfrey talks with Thich Nhat Hanh – Inspiring

Thich Nhat HahnOprah talks with Thich Nhat Hahn author of Living Buddha, Living Christ and 100 other books.
So many pearls in this talk. Each segment has one that you can take to your heart. He says ‘everyone has good seeds and bad seeds, happiness grows out of suffering just as a lotus grows out of mud, it cannot grow out of marble.’. I love his mantras which he shares with us in particular the one which says, “Darling, I am here for you“. Being totally present, not preoccupied with thoughts and doing just making a present of your Presence to your ‘Darling’ whomever he or she may be.
A very important reminder from him is “the more people you sit with (to meditate) the better. The collective energy is very helpful.”
My own feeling is that meditation alone is not enough to combat the negativity in today’s world. We need a boost each week to our energy and I would like to see the Academy become a community and have a collective meditation each week……..Rosemary

Click here to listen to this inspiring and humbling man. 22 mins.

Caroline Myss – How To Let Things GO – Powerful

Caroline Myss 1Caroline is probably best known for her book Anatomy of Spirit, but she is also a fabulous teacher and I’m sure you will recognise yourself in her examples as she asks the question : Have you enough power to enter the part of ourselves that we really don’t want to know about?
Do watch, only 11 minutes and it is very beneficial.

Click here to listen.


Meditation - JON KABAT-ZINNThis is my daily meditation. Don’t let the simplicity of it beguile you into believing it is not powerful. I was first initiated into meditation in 1971 and have done copious types and watched dozens of youtubes and used different mantras and found Jon’s peaceful way of anchoring your awareness to the attention of your breathing just so helpful. It becomes a great habit, particularly when your mind is racing and you feel overwhelmed and are having difficulty getting to sleep.
You can listen to part of it or all. In the first segment he gets you to observe your breath going in and out, watching your tummy expand as your inhale and then fall back to your backbone as you exhale. He gives you some quiet time for you to observe and notice if your mind has taken you away. Next you get to expand your awareness by noticing your whole body, then gently expands your awareness to your listening and lastly your thoughts.

He makes ‘being in the Now’ much easier……Rosemary

Click here to listen.

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 AOL On Monday Nights

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 29th May 2017

Awakening Through the Heart with Nancy Valentine

Nancy Valentine“The Gathering
Another incredible night with Nancy.
Tonight Nancy will be bringing through the energy of Love, Joy and Forgiveness. Overlighting all of us will be Yeshua and Mary Magdalene. The energy of Christ consciousness will make it possible for us to experience atonement in every cell of our body.
The Academy continues to be grateful to have Nancy Valentine Smith as a regular presenter at the Academy. For those who don’t know Nancy … Nancy works with Quantum Healing and multi-dimensional realities. Nancy is an Oracle, using Shamanic and Alchemical techniques and is here to help us on our Journey of Divine Self Realisation.

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.

Nancy’s contacts: Website:

Eventbrite - Awakening Through the Heart with Nancy Valentine

*Please note our door ticket prices for general admission is $20.
All general bookings via Eventbrite remain at $15 plus booking fees. Concession prices will remain the same – $10. Ticket prices include light refreshments.
**We look forward to seeing you at our event but if something comes up refunds will be given with 24 hours notice prior to the event.


SOUND EVENT : John Butterworth, Marc Cottee, Jewels Wakeman, Ellie Francis, Jo Vandermeer and Julia Smith
Come along, lay down to enjoy these sounds and bliss out….

Sound Night WebsiteTonight, you will be bathed with the extraordinary sounds of Didgeridoo (Marc Cottee), Crystal Bowls (Jewels Wakeman), Gongs, Tibetan Bowls, Bells and Chimes (John Butterworth) plus the voices of Joe Vandermeer, Ellie Francis and Jewels Wakeman. Julia Smith will be playing her Crystal Harp (We were lucky enough to experience Julia’s Crystal Harp Debut at The AOL on February 20).
By surrendering, with a quiet mind, to the sound of the giant gongs, bowls, 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.
The cells of our bodies tune into these beautiful sounds and release toxins embedded thought patterns that no longer serve us and the result is that we feel rested relaxed, CLEANSED and REJEVENATED.
Just as a piano tuner is called in to tune up a Steinway to keep it playing in tune with creation so our bodies need to be ”tuned up” so that each organ of our body knows it is supported and loved, knows it’s place in the scheme of things and is in oneness with all creation.
Join us in the GRAND HALL at Mosman tonight!

For more information:
John and the Gongs:
Marc Cottee:
Julie (Jewels)
Ellie Francis:
Paulien Gort:

Eventbrite - SOUND EVENT : John Butterworth, Marc Cottee, Jewels Wakeman, Ellie Francis, Jo Vandermeer and Julia Smith

*Please note our door ticket prices for general admission is $20.
All general bookings via Eventbrite remain at $15 plus booking fees. Concession prices will remain the same – $10. Ticket prices include light refreshments.
**We look forward to seeing you at our event but if something comes up refunds will be given with 24 hours notice prior to the event.


QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY – The Academy will be closed. We hope you have enjoyable long weekend and look forward to seeing you next week.

Academy of Light LogoIn and Around the Academy with Ari Porter

Before our usual opening meditation, Rosemary briefed us on the importance of a group meditation and become part of the ‘collective’.
While our daily meditation is important, the group meditation is more powerful due to the combined effect and puts more “juice in the tank” to help keep our vibration high and aid us to best respond to our circumstances for the rest of the week. We were also encouraged to develop a sense of community and connectedness with those around us on Monday night, as this strengthens support for each other both in the natural and the spiritual. So please take the time to talk to the people next to you.
The Akashic Records are a vibrational record of every soul and even material objects and can also extend into the future based on the choices we will make. Accessing these records helps us understand why some things are occurring in our life and with this understanding how to best respond.
Michelle shared with us her own experiences with accessing the records to reveal some amazing insights. When she was 19 and living in Boston her boyfriend Patrick died and it was a great loss to her. So years later when she had a son she named him Patrick, and was blessed with a wonderful relationship with him. Recently she was shown in the Records that her boyfriend Patrick had incarnated as her son Patrick and in the exact moment was when she was pregnant she had woken up saying “I want a banana”, which had been Patricks favourite fruit and not something she would usually wake up craving ! Also Patrick recently told Michelle he wanted to travel to Boston, and he is now 19, the same age as the earlier life in Boston. Patrick had joined us for the night, a lovely young man and living proof of the story.
Traditionally only special people were able to access the Akashic records, but with the shift in Consciousness, we can now directly access our own Akashic records. Like most spiritual practices Intention and commitment are important keys, and there are some rules to follow :
* Do not access the records of a dead person. It was clarified that accessing the Akhasic records is different to Mediumship, where a departed soul makes contact. * Do not access the records of a minor or someone else without their permission. The quality of the information accessed / received is related to the Quality of the question being asked, noting the Intention and accepting Responsibility for the Response. I find this is the same important principle for the most helpful results when dowsing.
For example:
Not so helpful – “ Show me What did / will happen with my Finances / Relationships etc ” More helpful – “ Show me How can I improve my Finances / Relationships etc ” Michelle then accessed the Records to answer some personal questions from the audience and on how The Academy can be of service in the Community. A Key is for the group to hold the Intention for the Academy to shine a light into the wider community and in future we will include this in our weekly candle offering. If we forget please speak up for the group.
Thankyou Michelle for the insights and Michelle is also available for personal readings at :
Mobile: 0403.861 990

Thought Of The Week

Gregg BradenTo create reality, focus beyond the outcome, as if it has already happened.

– Gregg Braden

Affirmation – say daily and slowly, feel it, believe it

Body WisdomI honour my body’s wisdom by trusting the signals that it sends.
– Deepak Chopra


StrawberryWe hear about the importance of eating fresh food and no doubt many of us really apply this to our daily eating. However, I am going one step further. It is important for the health of our body to include live food into our diet.

What is live food? (If there are any children present as you read this, ask them). Live food is Orangesfood that still has the life force running through it. Particularly fruit such as oranges, mandarins, apples, i.e. fruit that has seeds. You know that the piece of fruit is full of the consciousness of life because if you were to plant the seed it would (or should) grow. This consciousness is then absorbed by the body and enriches and helps renew the cells.

Of course leafy greens and freshly picked vegetables also have life. The moral of my story is to Bananasavoid eating ‘dead’ food or processed food and instead, why not eat a RAINBOW everyday …..Rosemary


Exciting 6 Week Mediumship & Psychic Development Course

Starting June 8th in Crows Nest, Sydney

If you’re interested in developing your Mediumship and Psychic skills then this highly experiential 6 week course is for you.

You will get plenty of opportunities to practice exercises and activities to grow and expand your sixth sense in a safe and comfortable environment with lovely like-minded people.

Imagine how great it will be to learn all about your sixth sense while practicing fun exercises with a supportive group at your side.

Time and dates: 7pm-8.45pm, each Thursday for 6 weeks starting June 8th.

No experience required. This course is open to everyone, at all experience levels.

Investment: $200 for the full 6 week course.

Limited spots available. Contact Gabriel via:

  • Email
  • Phone 0411 459 126
  • Visit


Amazon AdventureJoin us for an adventure of a life time, connect with nature and bring forth your visions.
Experience the thrill of living in the Amazon to manifest your dreams and heal your wounds using plant medicine.
Teachings and ceremonies with Shipibo Shamans and Ayahuasca. Though it is not compulsory to attend Ayahuasca ceremonies.
Enjoy tracking with Indigenous guides sharing their wisdom and learn how to connect with nature.
Canoe on the Amazon river.
Last chance to book. For more information contact Christina. 0412 606098

Cost: $2,400 USD ensuite $2,450 USD
Deposit: $500 USD
* airfares not included.
Click here for our facebook event



Womens Dream QuestJudith Tripp is bringing her superb ‘Women’s Dream Quest’ to Australia this September. Join us for a weekend of labyrinth walking, meditation, song and gentle healing process. We’ll create a sacred women’s circle, connecting to all the sacred circles formed over the last thirty years of Women’s Dream Quests around the world, listening deeply for our role at this pivotal time in the life of our planet. Judith is a psychotherapist who leads pilgrimages and Dream Quests in the US and Europe.

For more information and to register go to
15th-17th September at Amberley, Lower Plenty, VIC
22nd-24th September at St Josephs, Kincumber, NSW

Mother Meera in Australia

Mother MeeraWe are very happy and privileged to announce, that Mother Meera will return to Australia in June 2017.
Mother will visit the following cities: Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast.

Mother Meera is one of the most widely revered and loved manifestations of the Divine Mother.During her travels around the globe, Mother Meera gives her unique blessing of Darshan. The free transmission of Light, Love and Grace is Her gift to the world.

“For this I came-to open your hearts to the light.” Mother Meera
Mother Meera has no interest in conversion or in changing anyone’s faith or creed. This is simply irrelevant for her.
Neither is Mother a Guru who takes disciples. She is simply a Divine Mother for everyone who turns to Her.
During her visits, several people travelled interstate to Gold Coast, Melbourne or the Sydney events so they could see her more than once. And some of you may wish to do something similar during this November trip.

The Dates

  • Gold Coast, Fri. June 16, 2017, 10 am and 1 pm,
  • Sydney, Sat. June 17, 2017, 10 am and 1 pm,
  • Melbourne, Sun. June 18, 2017, 10 am and 1 pm,

You can visit Darshan at all three places, but only ONE Darshan per day, Reservation is necessary – please see below.

Mother Meera Team [Australia]

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