Some time this week, I may well go and see it.

Hey Iz, I didn’t think I would live to see that.  Jaybee is struggling to get another car but he sounds pretty good.  I am OK. Today, the Girls came and the 2 Nanas took them to the Lido and we swam and saw fishies and a blue swimmer crab. Its very hot weather and big storms have hit some of the other towns. I am riding the Pony but I am nervous. Its rubbish throw out and I have a pile out there and hope they will take it away.

I still get muddled. It doesn’t take very much to confuse me still and it takes quite a lot to excite me. Mostly the Little Ones, Iz. Mostly the Little Ones.

I hose the garden like some lost woman. I chat with neighbours and take out the Bins. None of it makes much sense to me. But I go on drug and alcohol free. I go on.

I cook dinner and eat it.  I wash plates and cutlery.

And I have a white hibiscus. It seems to me to be one of the loveliest things I have ever seen.

An Indigenous Approach to Healing Trauma

features21735An Indigenous Approach To Healing TraumaBy Jonathan Davis on Monday July 20th, 2015The Healing Power of Listening in StillnessPeople have always experienced pain, and in the vast span of time before the colonial expansion of western culture, indigenous cultures weren’t without their methods of dealing with trauma.For centuries we’ve largely ignored the wisdom of those among us who are still directly connected to ancestral ways of knowledge. As our modern lifestyle collides with the fact that our Earth is not capable of supporting our current way of life, we are finally starting to look to those who once lived in a state of indefinite sustainability and abundance, for a way forward.“In order to have sustainable community you have to make sure the people are sustainable. This means healing trauma.”– Jarmbi Githabul, Narakwal / Githabul CustodianWhat is Dadirri?“Dadirri is inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness. Dadirri recognises the deep spring that is inside us. We call on it and it calls to us. This is the gift that Australia is thirsting for. It is something like what you call ‘contemplation’.”– Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann, Ngangiwumirr Elder

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