I think it’s really important for country to know it’s been nurtured by thousands of years of Aboriginal knowledge and culture. And now it’s about decolonising Aboriginal people, and reviving our culture . You know we’re quite open to see, feel and understand on lots of levels that I wasn’t taught traditionally at school.
And preparing to be productive the next day. So that technique brings connectivity to our breath. We might only have 10 minutes but its powerful the effects it has on the human body.
Our greatest gift is having people slow down, and reconnect with their values. Wayapa has a warm embrace of everyone. A huge part of that is giving people the opportunity to slow down.
Because we are so busy running by the clock and worries about things that may not happen so we have so much energy and computation and resources in the brain heart and this is a process to deregulate and get down to what is real.
A lot of it is quite simple yet profound. Australia considers two first nation groups. So there is like 350 different language groups within the Aboriginal community . The Torres Strait are at the tip of Cape York and Papa New Guinea and is said to be around 5000 years old.
Alana Marsh interview during Living Future Symposium 2019 Event
The idea of a lighthouse has been resonating with me of late. The idea that the lighthouse does many sweeps and picks up different people depending on where they are at at the time. And the light keeper is there to ensure the light is maintained. And where I’m at at the moment is painting and preserving the light I have within myself to keep it going.
I think it’s really important for country to know it’s been nurtured by thousands of years of ancient Aboriginal knowledge and culture. And now it’s about decolonising Aboriginal people, reviving our culture.
In Victoria they were denied to speak their language, told who to marry, forced removal, so it’s a reclaiming the essence of who they are and fortifying their nest.
We have high suicide rates and levels of incarnation but because some aboriginal people have been battered and carry intergenerational trauma, they don’t reach out for help.
So there has never been any aboriginal terrorist. They don’t actually lash out. We have this term called if your oppressed and the oppressor is so powerful and omnipotent you actually lash out on the people you love the most. And sometimes unfortunately that’s yourself. We have kids who are nine committing suicide.
Reviving culture is a protective factor and resilience against this stuff. And everyone has vulnerabilities and pitfalls. And so when you add layers of colonisation and unemployment and media labels you as shit it creates a perfect storm.
So that whole strength based activation is just amazing with Wayapa Wuurrk.
I think it’s crucial to nourish the nest within. And I think compassion, understanding and kindness can only come when your nest has integrity.
I do visualisations looking at three things. The colour, the texture and integrity of our inner-nest and how we can intentionally check in with what it looks like right now and intentionally adding to that.
There are a hundred practitioners trained in Australia, and its an earth based reconnectivity practice. It’s been refined for the past 80,000 years.
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