Roseline & Colin
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.
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