The official launch of Soul Talks Incorporated occurred in Adelaide on September 14th 2018 when over 100 people trod the red carpet to be greeted with a glass of sparking Bird in Hand wine or non-alcoholic wine.
The launch was a forerunner for a series of fundraising Soul Talk Soirees. Same place, same time (5.30pm to 7.30pm) and most importantly the same wonderful soul charged energy.
The first is to be held on October 26th.
Guest presenter - Nick Lee
Nick is Chairman of the Jodi Lee Foundation and Co-director and Partner of Healthy Minds. He was a 2015 SA Australian of the Year finalist, and was awarded the 2013 Social Entrepreneur of the Year (Central Region) by Ernst and Young. Eight years ago Nick made a decision to ‘do good’ in the face of his personal tragedy. Today he feels supercharged by the energy that comes from pursuing a purpose that he is passionate about.
Having found their table number they entered the Sam Jacobs room of the Freemasons’ Hall in respectful silence to honour Presence and to enjoy soul harmonies from the ‘JMG Acoustic’ group featuring vocals from Susan and Nicole with Andrew and Robert on guitar and playing ‘Stand By Me’ and ‘Hallelujah’ (Leonard Cohen).
Justin Nugent, the middle son of the founder Joy Nugent, was MC for the evening and invited the Chair of Soul Talks Inc. Dr Scott Zarcinas to the microphone.
The Chair welcomed the guests and shared why he was attracted to the Soul Talks Community and the potential he saw in this new charity which has DGR status. (See link at the end of the Newsletter.)
Politician Paula Luephen, Liberal Member for King, officially launched the new charity before the Founder Joy Nugent shared her wisdom and humour with all present. (See link at the end of the Newsletter.)
At the end of the launch guests were treated to a presentation by Virtual Reality creator Daish Malani. This presentation included a taste of the Soul Talks’ project Parting the Veil which Joy and Daish have been working on. It is featured in the Soul Shop on the website.
Angie David from Canada is also working on the project. This is her reason:
My grandmother suffered the failures of the South Australian aged care system and I sat by her side for many weeks and months watching her mental health deteriorate in a very run down facility. She was moved as they built a new facility near her final days, but sadly her depression overtook her and she chose to refuse food and passed away painfully not long after the move, never able to truly enjoy the new facility.
I’m a big believer that emerging tech offers many solutions to the aged care problems and have read interesting opinions in this area…
The guests were given a gift of soul cards as they were leaving and asked if in turn they could the gift of a donation in return.
The video library on the website www.soultalks.com.au contains many presentations from the Free Monthly Forum presenters on a diverse range of topics. Visitors to the Video library will learn about life before and after death, healing emotional and mental wounds which in turn makes the body more comfortable as well as Tantric practices and energy healing. Paid Subscribers and Members have access to the Video Library.
In July this year a branch of Soul Talks was launched in Adelaide North. The Free Forums are held in the central location of Gawler and are coordinated by Christine Sheeky.
Soul Talks Inc. is a leader in Mental Health and encourages people to check out the education programs on offer as well as the Soul Talks Soirees which raise the funds for the Free Monthly Forums.
Jack Kornfield - Author, Buddhist practitioner and one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West has this to say:
Death is natural. Many people are sick and some will die this year. Some will live years longer and then die. This is our human lot. Because modern culture fosters an intense identification with the outer appearance of the body, going beyond it is not easy. We devote enormous amounts of time to how we look, to dressing, adorning, and strengthening the body. Yet no matter how we cling, as we age the body betrays us. If we limit ourselves to the fulfilment of bodily desires and believe that the body is who we are, when we face aging, sickness, difficulties, and death we will be lost and frightened.