AOL Bulletin : 18th March 2020 – Stay In Peace

The Academy and COVID-19

The Committee at the Academy of Light feels that especially in times like this it is important to be able to gather and feel the support of like-minded souls now more than ever, knowing that we will create a safe place. We would therefore like to continue our two-monthly evenings as long as possible, hereby following any future advice from the Health Department. As of the new rules that came out today (18/3) we are still allowed to gather under 100 people. 

When we all act in a responsible way I hope we can continue to bring beautiful uplifting evenings to you all.|
Please stay away if you have a cough, fever or respiratory issues and if you have been overseas during the past 14 days or have been in contact with anyone who has been affected by the virus.
We will take care to have more space between our chairs and we will use essential oils diffusers that are anti-viral. If we all practice social distancing we can minimise any contamination and keep going as long as possible.

The Committee of the AOL

Previous event: Animal Speak – Connecting Through Our Hearts

Animal communicator Jacqueline Buckingham talked to Academy of Light members about how we can play a more active role in helping animals. Jacqueline says that animal communication can be used, not only to support our pets, but also to help wild animals affected by bushfires, floods or droughts.
Jacqueline says that anybody can connect with animals. It is an inherent ability we are all born with. 
“Our native ancestors used these skills in their everyday life. Aboriginal societies, like the San bushmen in Botswana, continue to use this ability today to track animals for their livelihood. “
“Even though we have lost this skill, due to our disconnection with nature and lack of use, we can reactivate our gifts through conscious desire and practice.”
Jacqueline, who trained with Anna Breytenbach, the world renowned animal communicator and animal activist, said that the trick to animal communication is about learning to quiet the mind and setting the intention to connect. Animals can pick up our telepathic messages instantly in the quantum field. 
Animals communicate energetically. We receive their messages through our unconscious intuitive mind and consciously associate a feeling, sensation, image or word with the message. Sometimes messages can get lost in translation, but with practice, we can improve. 
“To communicate with animals we need to get out of our heads and focus on our hearts. Visualise a bridge connecting your heart to the animal’s heart. Your mind needs to be still and receptive to any messages that come through. It is important to release self doubt and stop questioning if you are making it up.“ 
Jacqueline said that animal communication can also be used to help animals in extreme weather conditions – such as Australia’s recent bushfires. “Through telepathic communication, we can alert wild animals about an approaching weather event and direct them to safety. We can also reassure domesticated animals that need to be relocated by explaining what is happening and where they will be taken.” 
Animal communication can be supported by Sacred Activism – sending animals love and compassion through our prayers and heart-centred consciousness. We can support specific animals that we know about or all animals in a particular area. 
|“In our oceans, whale and dolphin populations are severely affected by human practices such as fishing, pollution and sonar testing. On land, elephants are in danger through conflict with humans. Yet these species are doing important planetary work on the earth grid lines and leylines.“ 
“The stability of the Earth’s grid depends on allowing these species to continue their work. You can send your love and compassion through prayers.“ 
Throughout the evening, Jacqueline guided us through a range of exercises to develop our animal communication abilities. We also had the opportunity to share our experiences with the group.
If you would like to learn more about animal communication training, you can find details of Jacqueline’s workshops at

Written by Eva Burbury

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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 23rd March 2020
Shamanic Awakening with One Tribe Healing:  Connect With Your Spirit Guides

You are all light workers doing your bit to raise the vibration of the planet. Never underestimate your contribution towards that, never doubt the impact your light has on the web. In the shamanic tradition, as in most pathways, there is a strong awareness of the interconnectedness of life. What we feel, think and do affects the entire web.

In this session we will reconnect to the purity of our personal spiritual team (referred to as our spirit guides in the shamanic tradition). We will reassess them, perhaps call in new guides to take us to the next level and even release spirit guides who do not have our absolute best interests at heart. We will connect our light and those of our guides with everyone else in the room creating a field of love we can all bathe in. Together, in service, we can then expand that out to touch those in need, to help rebalance our ecosystem and to bring peace to those affected by the traumas of recent times.

Mark Steinward is from One Tribe Healing, a shamanic school based in Perth with opportunities to train and study on the east coast too. Mark has been teaching shamanic healing for over 15 years.

*Tickets at the door: $20, Concession:$10
Tickets via Eventbrite:$17.50 plus booking fees, Concession $10 (includes light refresments)

Monday 6th April 2020
Sacred Sound Night with Paulien Gort and Matthew James

Join us for this relaxing and rejuvenating Sacred Sound Event with Paulien Gort and Matthew James.
In this time of heightened stress and fear it is even more important to give yourself some time out to relax and totally let go. Did you know that during a Sound Event your body’s immune system gets a boost? If you are finding it more difficult to relax and to fall asleep, join us for this event as you will deeply relax your body and mind.
Be immersed by the sounds of beautiful healing instruments like Tibetan and Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls, Gongs, Monochord, Shaman Drum and Light Language, powerful ancient healing songs. Matthew will bring his Didgeridoo, Native American Flute, Handpan and Tongue Drum to add into the mix. Together we will create a beautiful soundscape making you float away into different realms and facilitating healing on every level. The cells of your body will be saturated with healing frequencies and will activate the innate healing intelligence of your body helping you into a state of peace and well-being. You will feel cleansed, relaxed and rejuvenated at the end of the night.
Bring a rug/blanket and pillow to lie down or sit as you allow your body to be immersed in these wonderful healing sounds.
Paulien Gort is a Sound Healer who offers one-on-one Sound Healing sessions and who offers regular Sacred Toning Sound Baths in North Narrabeen and Sydney area.
Matthew James is an Intuitive Sound Healer who collaborates with Meditation and Yoga teachers and Healers using Sound Harmonic Frequencies to communicate a Universal Language of Love. Matthew: 

*Tickets at the door: $20, Concession:$10
Tickets via Eventbrite:$17.50 plus booking fees, Concession $10 (includes light refresments)

FYI – Italy Sings her Way Out of Fear and Depression

Amid the devastating consequence of social distancing, people in Italy have found a way to raise their spirits and unite the community together.  How wonderful they are !  Their signs on their balconies say “Everything Will Be Fine”.  Such joy in the face of adversity.  May we all learn from them.

Click here to watch.  Just over 3 mins

Our Amazing World

In a time where life seems so fragile and even scary let’s all remember that we do live on an amazing planet. We need to keep our vibration high so that we can continue to exude peace and calm from ourselves.  This energy in itself can transform and transmute anything outside of us to pure light and love.  Watch the Northern Lights in all its beauty and magnificence and know that all will be well.

Watch here.. Less than 3 mins

Thought of the Week


When you love yourself more then things simply become lighter and easier.

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

I am healthy, happy and radiant.

Community Announcements

Free Reiki Introduction Evening

The ancient practice of Reiki Jin Kei Do promotes positive energy flow on a mental, emotional, spiritual and physical level. 
Discover what Reiki Jin Kei Do is and how it can enhance the natural healing process with love and compassion.
Faye Wenke has been teaching Reiki for 30 years and will be holding a Free Introduction Evening in Manly Vale on Friday 27th March – 6.30-9pm.

Faye will be holding a 1st Stage workshop on 28th and 29th March 8.45am – 5.30pm

For further information contact Trish Fallon on 0412 984 656

Faye’s website:

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