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Yucca Valley, California“I do not teach the dreaming. The mountain teaches the dreaming. Uluru. … One thing you must know. You come as a child and learn how to crawl before you walk. I know today you have your education but I don’t want you like that. I want you to come the way I want you to come. As a little child.

So, if you’ve got an education, you’ve missed two or three steps. Listen what I say. How do you touch a tree and feel the love of that tree ? Sometimes, you have to blindfold people and let them find their way around the rocks to learn. The rocks there are like natural churches, altars, so we don’t need no artificial churches, you see. Just stand by the rock circles on the mountain and speak to the Great Spirit. You will feel a vibration; you will hear Darama, the Creator. Your words must come from the heart or it’s just blah blah blah. This you must learn before Dreaming.” – Aboriginal elder, Guboo Ted Thomas via Antero Alli

(Read the rest of this wonderful interview here.)

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  4 Responses to “Learning the Dreaming”

  1. What a wonderful article… Thank you for the share..

  2. Are you from Australia by any chance? I am. These words are deeply moving.

  3. A few years ago when I visited Uluru with my family, my daughter and I went back to one of the pools near it. It had rained during the night and the climbing had been closed – we felt that it had been cleansed by the rain washing it and had to go back to it, even though we were to leave later that morning. It was early and there was nobody around, we reached the pool and both of us felt drawn to touch the great rock – to say that Uluru was ‘buzzing’ is an understatement, the vibrations were amazing, we held hands and made a circle with the rock and the earth. It is something I will never forget <3

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