26 January 2018

Survival Day

I no longer judge anyone who chooses to celebrate Australia day.

we don't feel what we don't feel.

AND we can't heal what we don't feel.

I won't be shaming anyone who chooses to celebrate, each to their own.

Perhaps the nausea I feel about all those Australian flags is my own undigested grief.

It's been a longtime on this song-line.

I yearn for resilience and solidarity - I'm tired of the division and polarities. 

This is an epic country. I just can't stomach the nationalism thing...

#integration #healing #unity #diversity

If we look at humanity and the planet as a collective whole, then we've got some serious internal conflict that needs tending..

within each of us, individually.

together, collectively.

I'm learning to own and face my pain - and call home my projections. 

cleaning up my own river, my own songlines.

no more blame. no more judgement. no more victims.


Let's just Forget?

Rest and Reset.

In truth, I really want to celebrate Australia day - I want to feel that feeling, a sense of pride. proudness. togetherness. solidarity.

To be proud of my country, many diverse cultures interwoven, I want in on that. I want my children's children in on that. 

I do feel a connection to country (land) - and I'm grateful for this gift and it's my wish that everyone felt it.

looking up at the southern cross, the milky way, people been doing that on these old lands for 60,000 years plus 

I know it in my bones that my celtic ancestors were also traumatically colonised - their Earth connection was severed by a monotheistic desert religion. 

Whether we feel it or not, there is widespread inter-generational trauma within all of our interwoven lineages.

26th of January 1788 was the day that Captain Cook landed in Australia and claimed this land for the British Empire.

An unlawful occupation on the false basis of 'Terra Nulias' meaning "nobody's land" 

It has become known by many as invasion day and others as survival day.

This date not only marks the beginning of widespread genocide and cultural devastation, but also  massive ecological destruction, with the highest mammalian extinction rate on the planet.

An extractive ideology, and a worldview that saw humanity as above and beyond natural lore.

It was not uncommon for men to gather after Church service on Sunday to go out and shoot Aboriginals.

Massacre sites are dotted across the country.

Some of the stories are horrific. 

The intergenerational trauma is real.

For me the 26th of January is no day to celebrate Australia.

For many the 26th of January is a day of deep grief. 

And of resilience, culture resurgence and re-integration.

And now there is a campaign to change the date which is gaining traction.

May we move forward together in solidarity and togetherness, in collective healing.

Listen more than we speak. 

Two ears. 

One mouth. 

A Third Eye.

Our hearts.

True listening. Curiosity. 

Deep listening.


Inner, quiet, still awareness.

Forgiveness and compassion in liberal doses please.

Just keep applying. just keep tending.

keep crying. keep mending.

keep sending.


Openness. receiving. grieving.



this is 

the Dreaming. 

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