AOL Bulletin : 19th October 2017 – Expand Your Mind

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

FYI – Meditation in Schools

Meditation - ZincWatch this short video about the benefits of meditation and how it is being implemented in schools.  Studies have shown greater concentration in students, marked decrease in suspensions and an increase in school attendance.

Wouldn’t that be amazing if all our kids were taught this ?  What an amazing foundation they would have in life.
Click here to watch.  Less than 2 minutes

 Louise Hay’s Morning Meditation

Louise Hay MeditationLouise Hay’s Morning Meditation is the perfect way to greet each new day. This softly guided gratitude meditation will lead you through a practice of giving thanks, which leaves you feeling full and at peace with all that is right now. Using this meditation as a daily practice will bring you great comfort and restored appreciation in the daily gifts we so often take for granted. Bless your gifts, your comforts and the people you meet each day –and watch the magic that follows.

Click here to have a blissful meditative experience.  25 minutes.

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



MONDAY 23rd October 2017

Divine Balance Part 2 – Shelley McConaghy & Jason Engelbrecht

Medicine Woman Medicine Man Newsletter





Medicine Woman and Medicine Man

Shelley and Jason working together is a powerful and magical combination of the energies of a Medicine Man and Woman. Shelley brings the etheric, nurturing of the feminine, while Jason embodies strong earth medicine in the form of inherited Kurrudji (traditional Aboriginal) healing practices.

Shelley & Jason will share some of their Wisdom on achieving Balance in our lives. Energy Medicine Modalities they are trained in:

  • Crystal healing
  • Intuitive healing
  • Kurradji healing – traditional Aboriginal healing practice
  • Polarity therapy
  • Usui Reiki

*** Bring your yoga mat & pillow and blanket & water bottle ***

For more information please visit


Eventbrite - Divine Balance with Shelley McConaghy & Jason Engelbrecht - Part 2

*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.

MONDAY 30th October 2017 

Sacred Sound NightJoin us for this relaxing and rejuvenating Sound Event with Jewels Wakeman on Crystal Bowls, Marc Kundalini on Didge and Paulien Gort on Shaman Drum, Monochord, Alchemy Crystal Bowls and Tibetan singing Bowls. Paulien will also bring her Neptune Gong which helps to dissolve old patterns to make room for the new. It’s the mystic, the visionary and represents unity consciousness.

Together we will create a beautiful soundscape for you making you float away into different realms and facilitating healing on every level. The cells of your body will be saturated with these healing frequencies and will activate the innate healing intelligence of your body helping you into a state of wellbeing.

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.

Join us in the GRAND HALL at Mosman Monday 31st October.

Marc Kundalini:
Jewels Wakeman:
Paulien Gort:

Eventbrite - Sacred Sound Night with Jewels Wakeman, Marc Kundalini and Paulien Gort
*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.


Upcoming Events

We have some exciting and informative speakers coming up over the next few weeks. Be sure to put these in your diaries as they will certainly will be amazing events.

Monday November 6th – Aspects of Love  – Guided Meditation & Sharing led by Robby Mac

Monday November 27th – Grailhaven – Gerry Taylor-Wood shares Her Wisdom on the Mysteries from the South of France

We hope you join us for these wonderful nights.


In and Around the Academy with Ari Porter

What a wonderful example of complementary energies, with Shelley and Jason connecting at both a personal and energetic level to bring through their powerful combined healing therapy.  Each shared their background journeys which lead to their combining their gifts and some dramatic examples of how people had experienced healing through their work. Shelley brought the nurturing of the feminine with Polarity therapy, which included crystals, essences, touch and reflexology. She also reminded us of the importance of having a daily practice where we can connect to the other spiritual planes. For many sound was a key, whether it is a song, mantra or tone.

Jason brought the earth medicine of inherited Kurrudji (traditional Aboriginal) healing practices which included clearing with feathers and stones. He reminded us of the importance of connecting to Mother Earth and how we heal both the Earth and ourselves when we consciously connect with loving intent. It was also wonderful to hear that Jason had never met Gerry Bostock the aboriginal healer, but Gerry is an important guide for him. Gerry was a dear friend of several people associated with AOL and it is so pleasing that his work is being continued and shared.

They had prepared a beautiful bed, adorned with crystals and gum leaves, representing both aspects of their therapies.  A lucky volunteer beat all others to the table to experience a shortened demonstration.

You could feel the difference in the energies as they were being applied and our volunteer arose smiling and refreshed at the end of the session.. Shelley and Jason will be back to share more with us next week, and if you would like to know more about their work please visit

We concluded the night with a beautiful song, courtesy of Rob Henry & Debbie from Kundalini Yoga, that we would like to repeat again next week when more people have a chance to learn the words :

May the long time Sun shine upon You
All the Love surround you
And the Pure Light within You
Guide Your Way On

Click here to listen

Thought Of The Week

 MeditationQuiet the mind,
and the soul will speak.
~Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati


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


 My body knows how to heal itself, and is doing so even now.



Grailhaven Retreat 2018GRAIL HAVEN RETREATS – SOUTH OF FRANCE 2018  with Gerry Taylor-Wood and Richard de Welles –   three 10 day retreats in May, June & July 2018
The mysteries and ancient wisdom’s encoded in the Languedoc, South of France is our focus for next year’s retreats.  Staying in the Grail Haven en France retreat centre with its ancient Labyrinth, sunken gardens, stone walls, flowers and well, we have built an inspiring programme for you.  Here within Gerry-Taylor-Woodspectacular scenery is held a deep history of spiritual enlightenment sanctified by its French Mystery Schools.  Join us as we hold workshops and share teachings and knowledge and then journey out to the many sacred sites.  They include: Mary Magdalenes’ relics, Provence – Black Madonnas – Gypsy Festival – Lourdes – ancient Druid and Celtic sites – Goddess shrines – Rennes le Chateau – Cathar Castles and so much more.
Phone: 0755450414
Please see details in the link below

 Community Events

Ancient Whale Dreaming Ceremony

Whale Dreaming CeremonyJoin us for a traditional Aboriginal dawn ceremony at Balmoral, celebrating the rising of Grandfather (the Sun) and the singing up of Guruwal (the Whale).

The ceremony will be led by Yuin elder Uncle Max ‘Dulamunmun’ Harrison. The Whale Dreaming is for the safe passage of whales that are migrating south, down the NSW coastline, with their young.

When : Saturday 21st October
Time : 5am-8am
Where : Balmoral Rotunda and Reserve

Click here for more details.

This event is part of Festival of Mosman 2017, which is an initiative of Mosman Council.



Grail Have SymbolGrail Haven bottled water has changed. It is no longer available in its present form.  Should you want this unique and precious water there are two ways to obtain it.  One is to make a pilgrimage to Mt Tamborine and collect the water.  The other is to courier or post bottles to us to fill and we send them back to you.  For instance, Ian White of the Australian Bush Flower Essences couriers amber glass bottles, we hand fill them and they are couriered back to him.  This way you have the water straight from the springs as ‘raw’.  For this we ask for a donation to the Grail Haven Not for Profit Fellowship.  This money assists in maintaining Grail Haven as a place of beauty, peace, retreat and healing.  Please contact us to order the water, the website no longer takes orders.

Phone :  07 55450414

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