This has evolved over thirty years but originated in Southern Australia as part of a gathering of indigenous elders and The Mirning Tribe, people of the whale. It is a ceremony that uses fire, water, smoke, music, invocation and ritual dance.
With its ancient origins, a whale ceremony to communicate with our ancestors in the seas, it starts with a chant and invocation around the fire.
In a spirit of forgiveness, reconciliation, and unity, an offering to all life and a message of gratitude to the whales for holding the universal frequency of love.
We paint each other with ochre to help people drop personal name and identity, and move into sacred space more easily.
Ceremony of the Heart is about bringing back the sacredness into life through creativity & through voice.
These simple elements are what weave people together to feel their interconnectedness. We are bringing in the voice of the youth, and bringing in the voice of the elders once more: building a bridge to a sustainable future.
The inclusion of dreaming art poles, brings another deeper element still into these ceremonies. A recent addition this practice is based on the ancient idea of a frequency map, a portal through which people enter the dreaming space.