AOL Bulletin: 20th February 2019: Transformation

In and Around the Academy

Findhorn, Scotland – A Global Mecca for Spiritual Seekers

Jacquline Buckingham 2019Jacqueline Buckingham gave the Academy of Light an inspirational insight about living in the world-renowned Findhorn spiritual community and ecovillage in Northeast Scotland, home to more than 400 people from around the world.
Since its beginnings in the early 1960s, Findhorn has gained a worldwide reputation for being a successful example of community living. Today, it continues to attract thousands of tourists and spiritual seekers who visit each year.

Findhorn‘s history is an extraordinary story of how three ordinary spiritual seekers living in a caravan park next to a garbage dump received and faithfully followed inner guidance; and how that faith and dedication led to the creation of a global spiritual community. People and resources began to materialise and the spiritual community evolved, and is still thriving 56 years later.
Eileen Caddy, co-founder, spiritual teacher and renowned New Age author, has written several books about the messages that she received, as well as her life’s journey.
Today, Findhorn continues to provide transformational learning experiences to those who visit, including opportunities to participate in the community’s daily life practices.
Members who join the Findhorn community are asked to live by three guiding principles: listen to your inner guidance to overcome any crisis, bring love into everything you do to help transform the world, communicate with nature to co-create solutions for environmental problems.
Jacqueline said that her seven years at Findhorn were absolutely life transformational.
“My intuitive abilities became much stronger and my life purpose became clearer. It reawakened my passion to communicate with nature.”
After moving to Findhorn in 2011, Jacqueline participated in Jon Young’s deep nature immersion programmes. Jacqueline’s current role is to help others reconnect to their love of nature and teach them to communicate with animals.
Although no longer a resident at Findhorn, Jacqueline continues to run workshops on animal communication, not only at Findhorn, but also globally, including Australia – her second home. If you would like to learn more about her workshops, Jacqueline can be contacted at

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Facebook AOL LogoWHAT’S ON AT AOL On Monday Nights

Where : Mosman Arts & Community Centre, Cnr of Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road.
When: 2nd and 4th Monday Night every month 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Monday 25th February 2019


Julia SmithFor many of you that have been on the Path of Transformation it may start to come into your awareness that you have had more lifetimes than just here on Earth.
You start to realise there is more to learn about the extent of who you are and where you have been.
Come along to hear about Julia’s journey into the exploration of our relationship with other star systems, our solar system, and learn how you can work with this information to further your Path of Transformation.
There are many layers to become aware of, and how to manage them to understand where it is taking you.
Julia will take you through her personal experiences, explain her understanding and will include Q&A so you can ask your questions or dive deeper for greater clarity on certain topics.

Included in the night is a meditation working with energy, to offer the opportunity to connect with a star system working with you right now.

We look forward to seeing you on the night, and enjoying cup of tea together afterwards.

Julia Smith
Transformational Energetic Healer

Aura Photographer and reader
Life Purpose Coach

You can learn more about Julia at her website: or call her on: 0404 619 148

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*Tickets at the door: $20, concession: $10
Tickets via Eventbrite: $15 plus booking fees (include light refreshments), concession: $10.
**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 11th March 2019

An Evening of Powerful Transformation through Movement, Breath and Sound with Fiona Mackillop

Fiona MackillopGather together to powerfully transform your energy and open into the next level of life’s potential. Through movement, breath and sound, let go of the old and open to the new. Be supported to move forward with grace and ease.
Fiona is an experienced Wellbeing Facilitator and healer, with 16 years’ experience teaching Qigong & Meditation. She is the co-founder of ‘Wellbeing Retreats’  and founder of ‘Inspired Wellbeing’ and has facilitated a wide variety of wellness programs & live-in retreats.
Fiona will introduce easy energy gathering exercises and self-healing techniques based on the profound healing art of Qigong. You will learn to cleanse your energy field and powerfully build your ‘Qi (life force). Qigong supports us to exchange and harmonise our energy with nature. Connect with the unified field to open to our unlimited potential.
You will then be led on a Sacred Sound meditative journey. Fiona will channel through sounds toned in the ‘Ancient Language of Light’. Sounding by-passes the mind and supports all to be held in a high vibrational space, to release old patterns and have great shifts in consciousness.
The evening will complete with a relaxing Gong Sound Bath. This will ground and integrate all we have received, gifting this to humanity and the earth. Bliss out as the vibrations of the moon Gong wash over you!

Buy Tickets on Eventbrite

*Tickets at the door: $20, concession: $10
Tickets via Eventbrite: $15 plus booking fees (include light refreshments), concession: $10.
**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

FYI – Feeding the Homeless with Dignity

Sakina Halal Grill
Kazi Mannan owns the Pakistan restaurant, Sakina Halal Grill, located just blocks away from the White House in Washington D.C. The restaurant is a popular spot. But when you look, some of the customers in line aren’t the typical clientele. Eating together with businessmen and women are the homeless. To Kazi, there is no difference. That’s because Kazi made a promise: anyone who needs a meal, even if they can’t pay for it, is welcome.

Watch this inspiring man here.  Less than 4 mins


Be in Fine Balance With These Balance Excercises

Christiane NorthrupDid you know that most hip fractures are caused by falls? You are at risk for falls if you don’t have strong stabilizer muscles – those are your core muscles. Dr Christiane Northruphas spent decades on the front lines of health and healing. In this video she shows you some exercises to help you develop good balance so that you never walk like an old person. These are simple exercises that you can do while you are in the shower, putting on your make-up or even standing in line at the grocery store. Get ready to stand up for this one!

Click here to watch and balance. 2.5 minutes


Thought Of The Week

Helen Keller

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.

-Helen Keller


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


Love Heart

I love my life and life loves me back.





– GRAIL HAVEN – With Gerry Taylor-Wood & Richard De Welles

Come join us on an exciting and transformational, spiritual journey.
Staying at the beautiful Grail Haven Retreat Centre, in an area known for its deep mystical history we will visit sites of the White Goddess, be moved by the Mary Magdalene relics in Provence, bathe in the healing waters of Lourdes. Staying near the Medieval town of Carcassonne we visit Cathar Castles – attend the annual Gypsy Festival – French Mystery School teachings – Knights Templar – Rennes le Chateau and so much more.

22nd May – Please click here for the itinerary or look on our website –
Phone: 0424080391

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