Two little boys dancing for the first time on country at Buddabadoo in Far North Queensland are joined by the spirits of their ancestral 'Popeyes' (grandfathers).
Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Lauraine Barlow shares this beautiful mystical experience with us.
Aunty Lauraine explains that ’Country’ is "the land, the animals, the place, the water, the sea, the people – it’s all that in one; and it’s knowing that you fit in there".
Aunty also shares how she was called to go on a healing journey up the entire length of Queensland to “sing the spirits on”, and how you’ll know when it’s time to make your own ‘power stick’ when you’re ready to really walk in the way you chose to follow your life’s purpose.
Keep listening also for an interesting introduction to the Australian rainforest pygmies.
For links to the ‘Act’ that Aunty Lauraine refers to in Part 1 of this podcast, and to more information about the Yarrabah mission, head to the Blog page.
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I am a non-indigenous Australian yearning to learn about our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage - the real history of this country. These podcast episodes are not my stories - I am just a conduit. The stories come from the hearts and minds of the people who tell them. I hope you enjoy listening to these incredible stories as much as I do!