AOL Bulletin : 7th December 2017 – Be Kind

The aim of this week’s newsletter is to remind you to show kindness

FYI – Spreading the Christmas Spirit to Those in Need

 Lets Be Kind to Each OtherThis video shows how acts of kindness toward the people we love can make such a difference in our lives.  And how important it is to say thanks.

Click here to watch. Less than 3 mins.


 Just to make you smile

The Supporting ActThe BBC’s lovely 2017 Christmas advert has been a hit with viewers, with people admitting that the animated story of a dancing daughter and her busy Dad reduced them to tears.

Click here to watch this heart warming video – just to bring you joy in your heart.


The Academy is seeking Expressions of Interest from individuals who can assist with Events Coordination & Media Management in 2018.
Please contact Deborah for further details.

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



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. More information below.


Mon 11 – Academy 2017 Gratitude Celebration & Rosemary’s Spiritual Insights for 2018 – Rosemary & John & AOL Committee
Mon 21 Dec – Mon 30 Jan : Summer Break
Mon 5 – Vision for 2018 – To be announced

 Monday 11th November 2017
Academy 2017 Gratitude Celebration & Rosemary’s Spiritual Insights for 2018 – Rosemary, John & AOL Committee. Special Sound Bath with John Butterworth

Rosemary, John Butterworth and the AOL Committee will be at the Academy providing spiritual insights for 2018.  John will also be blessing us with his divine Gongs.  What a way to finish 2017!
Please come and join us to welcome Rosemary and John as our special guests.




We will be in the Gallery on level 2 upstairs  –  no food or drink in the room please as a new exhibition on display  –  & we will not be able to have open flame – just the Flame of Love in our Hearts. :-)) 

Buy tickets on Eventbrite

*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.

In and Around the Academy with Jax Goldhawk

Earth Treasure VaseLast Monday, Jax & Clare shared the Earth Treasure Vase Full Moon Global Meditation for Peace & Earth Healing .

There was a small gathering with heartfelt honoring of the Earth Treasure Vase Practice and the role the Next Generation ” Baby ” Treasure Vase will play when placed in Yuin Country in March 2018. We shared stories & smiles & tears & expansive Joy and were all nourished by the experience which re-activates our connection to the Web of Light and feeds Pure Love into it – amplifying the Light Quotient in the Earth for All.Earth Treasure Vase Jax

For more information regarding participating in the Yuin Vase Placement trip with Manbulloo ( Ben Emery )  from 17 to 25 March 2018 from Canberra to the East Coast, please contact Jax on

There will be more details available on the Transformational Tours website next week – the trip is facilitated through our Brother Jeremy Ball.

An integral part of the Earth Treasure Vase practice is the invocation of Green Tara – the Goddess of Compassion and the Destroyer of Obstacles in all planes of Existence.
She is a very relevant  & powerful Presence in these Times. – one of Gaia’s Great Guardians.

Click here to listen to beautiful Mantra we chanted into the Mandala of sacred offerings that will be buried with the Yuin Treasure Vase.

Thought Of The Week

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The scariest moment is just before you start.


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


I am strong, confident and kind


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.

* * * EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – $4,400 reduced to $3,900 until 21st December – see / Events page for details. * * *
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


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

Email :


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