Shanti Rahal gets into the rhythm of her vibrational therapy session with a native American medicine drum.
Shanti Rahal gets into the rhythm of her vibrational therapy session with a native American medicine drum. JOCELYN WATTS

Spirits lift with festival

FRASER Coast residents had their spiritual needs fulfilled over the weekend with the Health and Harmony Festival at Maryborough.

Maaroom resident Mary Bird and Desley Neilsen from Poona organised the event on Saturday that was held at the Senior Citizens Hall on Alice Street from 9am to 4pm.

“It was to bring a little awareness to Maryborough about what is available in the area, including Hervey Bay,” explained Ms Bird.

“People in Maryborough don’t have a spiritual shop; they have no one to go to so it’s filling a need.”

The festival proved popular with estimates from volunteers of up to a thousand people walking through the doors.

Ms Bird said there was a constant flow of people until about 3pm, which was positive for the first event.

Activities on the day included tarot, oracle and clairvoyant medium readings as well as spirit guide drawings that tune into the energy around people, created by Ms Bird.

There were also plenty of stalls selling dream catchers, rugs, clothing made from organic cottons, natural soaps and deodorants, and hand-made jewellery.

People had the opportunity to have their photo taken with an aura camera, which also identifies the energy field around a body.

“The colours are indicative of feelings and health.” If someone was experiencing major life issues red energy would show up, she said. If they were content it was blues and pinks and if they were feeling elevated spiritually it was purples and magentas.

The festival was not-for-profit and organisers are already considering holding another one around September.

If you missed out on attending and would like to learn more you can call Ms Bird on 4129 8659.



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