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During my last Feng Shui visit to FNQ last week, I felt the call to go inland and pay a visit to my dear friend Kuku Yalanji Elder Colin Fisher in China Camp (Buru).
My new little tent, self inflated mattress and pillow were safely stuck in the bottom of my backpack, I added enough food for the duration of my stay. I was wondering how I was going to handle carrying 17 kilos in my with my frozen shoulder and walk the Creb track. I caught the Country Road Coachlines in Mossman and got kindly dropped off on the track turnoff just after Wujal Wujal. I felt lucky when I heard that morning that someone was going to China Camp and could pick me up on the way. I started walking and connecting with the Ancestors – “Yalada” – I thanked them to welcome me again. I praised and honoured their beautiful country. Even thought the wet season had started, deep inside my heart and Soul, I knew Spirit was going to look after me. The white Toyota picked me on the way and I arrived in no time. What a blessing, thank you!
Each time I visit that place, I learn so much about the Land, about Culture, about our differences, about compassion, about myself too. It is a journey.
Sunday morning, with a couple of friends, Colin and I headed for our walk north of the Roaring Meg falls. We greeted a couple of visitors on the car park and headed off further. We walked and stopped in a few places and swam safely in the river where permitted. We were relaxed, we were connected, we were One with the place and with the whole Universe.
(example of a damselfly)
While dipping in a calm water spots, a turquoise blue and black damsel fly gently landed on Colin’s forearm. It turned and looked at him in the eyes. It stayed there. After a minute, Colin looked at me and said “This never happened to me before” – he was in awe. The fly flew off and landed again a few seconds later, at the same spot. It is only when I approached him that it flew away. That was an omen. Which omen?
I went to my special place, my favourite rock in the area and sat down. I connected with it and suddenly I felt a shake under my bum – you know like when you have your mobile phone on buzzer in your pocket. I jumped and took my camera out of my front pocket and I laughed thinking, I don’t even have my phone with me and my camera wouldn’t buzz! “My” rock was connecting, I love this! Was this another omen?
On our way back to the car park, three men greeted us with the sad news that a lady had slipped from the Meg Falls a few hours before. Could we be of any help? The police officer arrived and we offered him assistance in the search. It was a sacred site after all; we all had to be careful and respectful. I asked him what colour the lady was wearing… “Turquoise blue top and denim shorts” said the officer. I said to Colin – “Exactly the colours of the damsel fly that landed a few hours ago on your forearm.” We were speechless. Damsel in distress…
This is a very sad loss indeed. The body of the lady was found a couple of days later by the professional divers at the bottom of the fall. The signs and warnings on site mention to be careful and stay safe. The Roaring Meg now counts over a dozen of deaths, mainly men who are trespassing and disrespect the Sacredness of this Women’s site.
I share this very personal story with you to emphasize the importance of Respect. Sacred Feng Shui is about connecting with the Land, the Elements and the Ancestors.
Australia carries aboriginal energy, many of us are ‘white’ or new Australians. To integrate fully in this country, let’s embrace the aboriginal culture and knowledge of the Traditional Owners. Respect is essential. Understand our differences and adapt accordingly. We are the new comers, sometimes we are still the intruders – many don’t realise this.
A few years ago, I passed my exam and became an Australian citizen. I failed the question about cricket; questions were only related to the history of the country since white men came. I was very sad to see hardly any question on aboriginal history and culture.
That has to change. It is high time that schools teach essential steps to honour people who lived here for thousands of years. We, the new ones, have to adapt and understand how Traditional Owners live the Dreaming.
Your life is worth investing in a guided tour when you visit Sacred places.
Feng Shui Master & Author
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Contact Kuku Yalanji Elder Colin Fisher in FNQ China Camp (Buru) (07) 4098 6248
vicki lawrie said:
how amazing and how connected to mother earth you both are………as we all are ….and we do not listen and read the sighns ,,,,,,,a lost art,, skill…. thank you for sharing ,,,,,what a awsome time you experienced…….vicki
Roseline Deleu said:
Dear Vicki, you are right, we are all connected, we simply need to be aware of this connection and live with it. Thank you for your kind words, they will encourage others to live alike. Kindly, Roseline
Roseline Deleu said:
Thank you Roseline for sharing your story. It is a sad story because it highlights the ignorance that non Indigenous people have about this Ancient land and the people who have cared for it for tens of thousands of years. It also highlights a list opportunity for reconciliation through respect. I heard an Indigenous film maker recently say that we are all part of the same history now for good or bad and this land accommodates us all. Your story also illustrated to me that the white woman who drowned was able to come to a custodian if the land when she was in spirit. This tells me if she had been able to connect before she died she would have had the opportunity to learn about sacred places and perhaps would have made different choices about what she did on country. We all have a responsibility to teach each other. Thank you for being part of the change. Love Michele
Hlga Thiel, Deutschland said:
My name is Helga Thiel from Germany. I am the mother form the lady had slipped from the Meg Falls. I speak a little englisch an i write now in german. Ihre geschichte hat mich sehr nachdenklich gemacht. Unsere Tochter ist ein Spiritueller Mensch gewesen. Die Begegnung mit der blauen Libelle hatte vielleicht etwas zu bedeuten. An der Haustür zu ihrem Haus hatte sie eine Libelle hängen. Sie hat die Natur und ihre Tiere geliebt. auf ihrer Terasse hatte sie sogar ein Nest, in dem sich Sonnbirds niedergelassen haben. Sie hat immer den nötigen Respekt vor den heiligen Orten der Aborigines gehabt und geachtet und uns viel über die Kultur der Ureinwohner Australiens erzählt. Seit 2012 war sie auch Australierin und hat dieses Land geliebt. Unsere Tochter war im Touristik Geschäft tätig und hat auch über die Gefahren an Wasserfällen gewusst. Sie hätte diesen Felsen nie betreten, wenn er nass gewesen wäre. Sie wollte nur ein Foto machen. So sagte es uns ein Freund, der dabei war.
Wir konnten leider nicht zu den Wasserfällen kommen. Ich glaube Collin hat durch einen Freund angeboten eine Trauerfeier auf Aborigine Art zu feiern und ich finde diesen Gedanken sehr schön. Unserer Tochter Heike hätte das auch gut gefallen. Vielleicht lernen wir Colin ja kennen, wenn wir im Herbst, Oktober oder November nach Australien kommen und können das dann noch machen. Ich möchte diesen Ort sehen, an dem unsere einzigste Tochter verunglückt ist. Ich hatte im November nicht die Kraft dafür.
Danke das sie dieses Erlebnis mit der Libelle erzählt haben. Vielleicht hatte es ja etwas zu bedeuten.
liebe Grüsse aus Germany und vielleicht lernen wir uns ja mal kennen
Ihre Helga Thiel
Roseline Deleu said:
Dear Helga, your message and your kind words touched me very much. I would like to find the right words to express my condoleances. People in China Camp had a clearing ceremony to free her Spirit. They are lovely people up there, she will always be in their minds. I will call Collin today and let him know about your message.
I understand German unfortunately my knowledge to answer to you is not good enough. I will as a friend to translate a message to you. I’d like to email you personally but the hotmail address that appears on this site bounces back. Would you be so kind to email me your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can talk more discreetly. Let me know what I can do for you. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Warmest regards, Roseline
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Thank you Roseline. I remember you telling us this story when you stayed with us .