listening & learning

Posted: May 29, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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Holding Space, Weaving Place a yarning stick workshop and story telling gathering at the Australian Museum
Wiradjuri Elder Aunty Gail, Wailwan and Yuin man Millmullian (Laurance Magick Dennis) and Wiradjuri/Ngemba woman Nyimirr (Fleur Magick Dennis) showed us how to wrap the yarning sticks, add feathers and seed pods then Laura McBride, an amazing young woman with two degrees who is the curator for the First Australian Galleries sat with us & spoke eloquently about oh so many things… great food for thought, I especially enjoyed her analogy of how to hold space when the going gets tough like an echidna & just wait it out… Australia’s First People are so kind & generous with their sharing of culture, we enjoyed the listening & hope to see a treaty made respecting the rights of the people of this ancient land who have lived here for 50,000 years
Holding Space, Weaving Place is on again today and tomorrow from 1-4pm

  1. Holding space like an echidna . . . I must remember that.

    The yarning sticks, I’m intrigued, and so good to have someone there to tell interesting yarns while you worked.

    • Mo Crow says:

      have you ever tried to pick an echidna up? they are very good at holding their own! so many stories, a magic day, we learned so much about language and country in the listening!

  2. THIS…i wish i was there….

  3. Christina says:

    Beautiful sacred sharing…Australia’s First Nation people have so much to offer, so much wisdom and beauty exists within their culture….even with so many challenges. Sounds like an awesome day. Love your wrapped sticks…Would love to have been here…

  4. Let us believe that justice will prevail for the Australian First Nation people.

  5. Nancy says:

    Oh Mo…this sounds wonderful! Would love to experience.

  6. shemann says:

    yes, a connection

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Susan))) in this very strange time for our beautiful fragile planet honouring the First People’s 50,000 years of connection to country and understanding is needed more than ever, we all have much to learn

  7. Valerianna says:

    Cool… and, yes, may we all finally respect the rights of the indigenous all over this planet.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Valerianna))) in the future it will be a crime to harm the planet, the ancient ways did no harm, we all have to start cleaning up our acts and make dependence on fossil fuels redundant… we are all complicit, every time we fill up our cars with petrol or turn on our computers made out of plastic… the time is now to turn the tide, to listen to the ancient ways, honour the people who hold the knowledge and heal our beautiful broken world

  8. listen listen…where are they?
    blablabla over money

    btw…so glad you can stay in your house

  9. jude says:

    the blue in the hoop and i immediately heard a drumbeat.

    • Mo Crow says:

      love how the leather is stretched tight as a drum across the hoop to a very slow beat . . . am learning to use a thimble after the eye of the needle went through my fingertips a few too many times… shredded fingertips, an exploration of lunacy and the ongoingness in how I always end up manifesting my metaphors bodily…
      listening to the First People stories, the deep connections to the red heart of this ancient land, here’s a link to the 5 day gathering of the people at Uluru last week

  10. So interesting to see many parallels between the First Nations of Australia and Canada. And yarning sticks! How brilliant.

  11. Hazel says:

    What a gift this day must have been. I have never heard of a yarning stick…

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